Peameal Bacon Sandwich

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This Peameal Bacon Sandwich is the best ever breakfast sandwich! It features Canadian Bacon caramelized in real maple syrup, topped with an egg, cheese, avocado, and mayonnaise. Need I say more?

In September of 2018, I drove the four hours from Detroit, Michigan to Toronto, Ontario for a weekend trip with a friend. As a solo traveler and a social spirit, I had the perfect set up: A day in the city by myself before my friend arrived to fill with whatever solo activities my heart desired. 

Naturally, I spent the week leading up to the trip researching the best things to do in Toronto, and, in typical Alexandria fashion, the best food to eat. One particular foodie pleasure graced the pages of many a google search result…  so much so, that it immediately found itself at the top of my list as well:

The Peameal Bacon Sandwich from Carousel Bakery in the St. Lawrence Market. 

Would any of you be surprised if I told you that the main reason that I chose to put this particular food on my menu is because Anthony Bourdain told me to? Probably not… 

Bourdain visited Toronto to film an episode of his show The Layover, where he took a moment to grace the Carousel Bakery Peameal Bacon Sandwich with one simple phrase: “accept no substitute.” Don’t worry, Bourdain, I didn’t. 

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What is Peameal Bacon?

Peameal Bacon is pork loin that is cured and rolled in cornmeal. Normally it is served in Ontario, and is what us in America call “Canadian bacon.” The peameal bacon is sold raw, and, in this recipe, is cooked on the stovetop. 

How to Fry Peameal Bacon

What makes this Peameal Bacon Breakfast Sandwich truly special is the way that the Peameal Bacon is cooked on the stove. This is Canada, right? Which means that our breakfast sandwich needs to have a little bit of syrup…

The Peameal bacon is sliced and cooked in a pan on the stovetop. About 3 minutes before it reaches the desired internal temperature, add a bit of maple syrup into the pan. The syrup will caramelize onto the bacon infusing it with a dynamic, enticing, sweet and savory taste.  

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At What Temperature is Peameal Bacon Cooked?

Peameal bacon needs to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit in order to reach a level of wellness safe for consumption. 

What is On this Peameal Bacon Sandwich? 

Avocado 
Brioche bun 
Cheddar Cheese 
Egg
Peameal bacon 
Maple syrup 
Mayonnaise 

For full list of ingredients and instructions, see recipe card below. 

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How to Make this Best Ever Breakfast Sandwich

Cook the peameal bacon in maple syrup according to instructions above. 

Cook an egg over-easy and top with cheese.

Butter the bun on each side and grill on a griddle or in a skillet until toasted. 

Cut the avocado into slices and place on the bottom bun. 

Add Peameal bacon

Add egg covered in cheese. 

Spread mayonnaise on the top bun and place bun on sandwich. Use a toothpick to hold the sandwich together while you eat!

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Peameal Bacon Sandwich

This Peameal Bacon Sandwich is the best ever breakfast sandwich! It features Canadian Bacon caramelized in real maple syrup, topped with an egg, cheese, avocado, and mayonnaise. Need I say more?

Course Breakfast, dinner, eggs, lunch
Cuisine breakfast for dinner, canadian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 Slice Peameal bacon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Egg
  • Slice of cheddar
  • Large brioche bun
  • ½ of an avocado
  • Mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Cut a large piece of peameal bacon into thin slices.
  2. In a small skillet, sizzle peameal bacon over medium heat, until cooked through and reaches 145 degrees internally. About 3 minutes before the bacon is ready, add the maple syrup into the skillet and allow it to caramelize on the outside of the pork.
  3. In a separate skillet, cook an egg over-easy. When you flip the egg, remove it from the heat, add a slice of cheddar cheese to the top of the egg, and cover with a lid. Allow the egg to cook until it reaches the desired wellness and cheese is melted.
  4. Butter the bun on each side and grill on a griddle or in a skillet until toasted.
  5. Assemble:
  6. Cut the avocado into slices and place on the bottom bun.
  7. Then add Peameal bacon
  8. Then add egg covered in cheese.
  9. Spread mayonnaise on the top bun and place bun on sandwich. Use a toothpick to hold the sandwich together while you eat!
  10. Enjoy. Leave a comment on this post letting me know what you thought of the recipe!

Recipe Notes

Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only.