Under 30 Minutes
Bacon–Blue Cheese Sandwiches
Onion jam, which is reason enough to try this sandwich, is simple to make (see the recipe for Blaak Onion Jam at beekman1802.com, which also sells the jam by the jar). Although any blue cheese is delicious here, look for one that's sliceable or crumbly, not gooey. Stilton, Maytag, and Roaring Forties are good choices.
- 8 slices white or sourdough bread
- 6 ounces sweet onion jam
- 6 ounces blue cheese, sliced
- 6 slices Irish or Canadian bacon, cooked
- Unsalted butter, for pan
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread each of 4 bread slices with 2 tablespoons onion jam. Top each with a quarter of the cheese, 1 1/2 slices bacon, and 1 slice bread.
Melt 1 to 2 tablespoons butter on a griddle or in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add sandwiches in batches, and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 6 minutes total, flipping once and adding more butter as needed. Transfer to a baking sheet, and bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Cut in halves or quarters, and serve hot.