The Rough Night Recovery Sandwich

Rough Night Recovery Sandwich

For those who need a little assistance in the morning, the Rough Night Recovery Sandwich with bacon, egg, garlic mayo and chips/fries might just do the trick.

Most people, at some point in their lives, will experience a rough morning. Perhaps due to a lack of sleep (new baby anyone?), or surviving 72 hours on about 10hours sleep on a school trip. In any case, you need something to help get back on track.

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The criteria for such food usually falls into one of two camps: some disgusting liquid concoction or food that is clearly not healthy. This is the later. I cannot claim in anyway shape or form that this is healthy or has any redeeming health qualities. It is, however, delicious in its naughtiness.

While I wish I could say I developed the rough night recovery sandwich while I was at uni, sadly it was not until I was in my mid twenties that put it together. Frankly, it is a little sad how I came up with this. Normally after a night out, I would have a bit of a fry up the next day. Being lazy, this would consist. Cooking bacon in a frying pan, only draining a bit of the fat and then frying an egg in the same pan. That and a bit of toast was brilliant.
However, around 2010, when making such a dish, I realised that the night before we had clearly stopped on the way home for some chips/fries. Then the plan came to fruition. Some bacon, same fried egg, reheated chips/fries, two thick slices or bread and a bit of garlic mayo.

Rough Night Recovery Sandwich
A little note about French fries/chips. Ideally have some that you can reheat (or make your own from scratch), but baring that in our house we also go for McCain’s frozen chips/fries. There is a good reason for this (and no, I’m not getting money to say this). First, they are reliably delicious. Second, McCain’s is based in Atlantic Canada, so I get to feel a bit patriotic.
If watching your waistline, I promise you this will not help. If you are struggling on a Sunday morning, it just might do especially with a good cup of coffee.

For added fun, I’ve added this to Angie’s Fiesta Friday. If you want some other decent food ideas, check it out.

RoughEats Pairings


Coffee. Strong Coffee. Maybe a bit of OJ on the side.


Recovery is to optimum word, no fast beats or upbeat tones. Smooth jazz please. Jon Batiste’s Creative is my go-to morning jazz track.
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Rough Night Recovery Sandwich
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
For those who need a little assistance in the morning, the Rough Night Recovery Sandwich with bacon, egg, garlic mayo and chips/fries might just do the trick.
  • 4 strips of streaky bacon
  • 1 large egg
  • Two thick slices of bread
  • Garlic mayo
  • Oven chips or leftover french fries. - Bring on the McCains.
  • Green onion chopped into thin rings.
  1. Turn on your oven to about 200c. Spread the chips out onto a baking sheet, and reheat. Or, if using oven chips, cook to the package's instructions.
  2. Heat a frying pan, and cook the bacon to your desired crispness, leave most of the grease in the pan. I told you this wasn’t healthy.
  3. In the hot pan, crack an egg. Fry until your yolk is set to your preference.
  4. Now, layer your sandwich. Spread each piece of bread with some of the garlic mayo. Start with the chips/fries, then the bacon and finally the egg and some of the chopped green onion. Serve and eat while warm.

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