Bacon Butty

Nobodies bacon butty is as good as yours. Listen to nobody. The way you are doing it is glorious and fine tuned to your desires. When others make bacon bacon butties for you they are shit arent they?

I’m a bit obsessed with bacon. It’s always there in some format at every important moment of my life. My bacon butty has gone through many changes over the years as I chat to other glorious bacon enthusiasts. I have been in passionate arguments over butty v batch, red sauce v brown sauce, buttered bread, dry bread, thick bread, thin bread…toast (wrong)

This is my current bacon butty. I hope you can take something from it…

Cook bacon slowly in butter


Slice really thick chunky bread, needs to be a loafy cut yourself job.

Here is the ace bit. I remember when I first heard this story and technique. Ever since, it has become an integral part of my bacon butty. I love the idea that I have a little bit of somebodies bacon butty story inside me and it lives on.

That is the story of food, I’m obsessed with people’s food stories and the little things here and there, microwaving wine, sodabread, cooking a chicken upside down, celery salt…just those little things that stem from a story fascinate me

and back to bacon…

Put your bacon aside. Fry your chunky bread in the lovely bacon fat



Meanwhile assemble with red sauce


Put back in the pan with more butter


Sit and enjoy knowing you have lost a day of life, but Oh my gosh its worth it. Crispy bits of bread, goey bits of breads, savoury bacon, sweet redsauce.

Happy times. I’d love to hear to bacon butty story, tell me below


  • Annie Marie Peters says:

    I absolutely love bacon. I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try. It’s kind of a fun and fresh dinner dish that I think my husband would like. I never would have thought about adding the red sauce.

  • Ann Abbitz says:

    I am right there with you on two things here:

    I LOVE bacon, and I also adore food stories. Most of the recipes I’ve tried lately have come from variations of ‘this’ and ‘that’ which I’ve picked up from hearing tidbits of the failures & successes of others. (Like right here on Burning Kitchen, for example!)

    Everything about this butty method seems perfect, but I do want to know if you do anything at all to “jazz up” your red sauce? Anything to make it a bit more sweet, or a tad more spicy for example?

  • Britanica says:

    This one made my chest tighten just a bit! I think I will pass on this one but it does sound good, just too rich for my blood. I am not a big bacon eater but I was curious to see how a bacon butty was made. Great walk through as always!

  • Maddie says:

    Hmm…I am not totally sure that I will like this, seeing as I have never been much for bacon, but it sounds good enough to at least try. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Ann says:

    Oh my… daughter and her cousins love, love their bacon! It’s almost as if WW3 breaks out when they get together at grammy’s house. This sounds as if it’d be a huge hit! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Lucy says:

    Life is good indeed when you have a bacon butty! And why is it that it is always better when someone else makes it for you?Hmmm…. When I worked at a Pub, these were a great treat the cook would give us when we had too much to drink the night before!

  • Jerry Notpit says:

    I had never heard of a bacon butty but it sounds great. We love to cook bacon then fry bread in it. Sounds great!

    I have a couple of questions.

    If you throw a fried egg on there with it is it still a bacon butty?

    What is your red sauce? Our red sauce is made with red chile peppers and is a mild spicy sauce which will be great on this.

    One thing I have learned about your site is to read it after you eat not before or you won’t read much before you are off getting something to eat. Just reading this site makes me hungry.

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