Sometimes I have these dreams of opening a restaurant that’s only open for breakfast and happy hour.
I would make awesome breakfast/brunch dishes and cocktails.
The place would be called The Before and After.
Then I wakeup and remember how much I would absolutely hate my life if I ran a restaurant.
But if The Before and After was a real place… I would sell these for $3 a piece. Or $7 for three obviously.
Yield: 6 Sliders
6 Hawaiian savory butter rolls
6 strips of thick bacon, crispy
4 eggs, scrambled
2 Tablespoons cream
4 ounces pepper jack cheese, grated
1) Bake bacon on a wire rack over a baking sheet at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until bacon is very crispy.
2) Whisk eggs with cream and cook on medium heat until fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
3) Cut open rolls and toast them in a 350 degree oven until they are nicely browned, about 3 minutes.
4) Add grated cheese to one side of each roll and return to oven for another minute.
5) Add bacon and eggs and serve immediately!
When it comes to slider rolls, it’s hard to beat the soft rolls that come in packs of twelve in the deli section of most grocery stores. You could make your own definitely, but these are just so tasty and easy, I just use them.
Bacon and Eggs
I didn’t want to get too fancy with these sliders. That doesn’t mean you couldn’t. You could put almost anything that goes well with scrambled eggs in with these sandwiches.
For me though, on this day, bacon and some cheese is all that I wanted. If you were at The Before and After, this would be called The Original.
If you’ve been a Macheesmo reader for a while, you’ll know that I really only cook bacon one way.
I lay it out on a wire rack over a baking sheet and bake it at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. This makes perfectly crispy bacon that stays in really nice strips which is great for stuff like sandwiches.
For preparing the eggs, just whisk together the eggs with the cream. Add the eggs to a small nonstick pan over medium heat and stir the eggs as they start to cook. After five or six minutes, they should be light and fluffy. Try not to cook them rock hard. They will keep cooking for a minute after you kill the heat.
These guys are perfect.
Building the Slider
Whatever breakfast stuff you want to shove in your slider, the most important part is toasting the little buns. Just cut them open and lay them cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake them at 350 degrees for about 3-4 minutes and they should get perfectly toasted.
Then pile your grated cheese on one half of each slider bun.
Return the tray to the oven for another minute just to melt the cheese a bit.
Then stack on your bacon!
One strip per slider is perfect.
Add a heap of scrambled eggs and put the top on the slider and you’re ready to go.
These were super-delicious.
I don’t know why it is that sliders are somehow tastier than a full sandwich. But it’s true.
So just make these.
Or, if you happen to open or work in a brunch restaurant, stick these suckers on the menu. People will be busting down the doors.