Salad Sandwiches with Bacon & Egg

Salad Sandwiches with Bacon & Egg

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 45 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients
  • 4 large red bell peppers
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 clove garlic, grated
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white wine vinegar
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split and toasted
  • 4 cups watercress, trimmed
Directions
  1. Preheat the broiler. Arrange the peppers on a baking sheet and broil, turning occasionally, until charred, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let steam 15 minutes. Peel, seed and cut the peppers into 1/3-inch-wide strips. In a medium bowl, toss the peppers with 1 1/2 tbsp. EVOO, the red wine vinegar, 1 tsp. kosher salt and the garlic. Let marinate 30 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 5 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Drizzle 1 tbsp. warm bacon drippings over the peppers; toss to coat.
  3. Fill a large, deep skillet with water. Add the distilled white vinegar and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt; bring to a gentle simmer. Break 1 egg into a small bowl; gently slide the egg into the water. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Cook the eggs, undisturbed, to desired doneness, about 3 minutes for a runny yolk and 5 minutes for a firmer one. Using a slotted spoon, remove the eggs. Transfer to a plate. Season.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the goat cheese, the remaining 3 tbsp. EVOO and 1 tsp. kosher salt. Spread the goat cheese mixture over the ciabatta roll bottoms. Toss the watercress and bacon with the pepper mixture; divide among the ciabatta roll bottoms. Top each sandwich with an egg and a ciabatta roll top.
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