This recipe is probably something people have made in some form over the years since you can add whatever ingredients you have laying around that you like. I am a simple kind of girl that likes a hint of surprise. That is where the maple comes in here, but not too much. Just enough, to make you wonder. Also, the bread is the key ingredient. Sorry Wonder bread lovers, but that just won’t cut it. Make sure your bread is firm and has a little bit of a snap to it. I really like sourdough or ciabatta, but don’t let those stop you. Experiment with what you like.
As a side note, this picture came off of Pinterest since I am still having issues downloading my own pictures, but this picture is pretty darn close to the real thing.
Two slices of bread( I used sourdough here), 2 slices of cheese I used American, but I have also used Swiss, Cheddar and apricot Stilton which brings it to a whole other dimension, maple flavored bacon (2 slices), and 2 eggs.
Brush the top of your two slices of bread with butter AND maple syrup. Set aside.
Preheat your skillet on low to med heat and fry your two eggs. I break the yolks, but don’t scramble. Leave them so they are flat and easy to handle and eat when laid on the bread. Don’t clean your pan. Fry your bacon. Now, wipe out your pan with a paper towel. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You want your flavors to blend.
Heat your skillet again on low to medium and lay your bread, butter side down in the skillet. After about 30 seconds, add your eggs, bacon and cheese to one slice of bread. Put slices together for a sandwich and let sit for about a minute to let everything melt into each other. Cut in half and drizzle with more maple syrup if you desire. Serve with hash browns and fruit.