If you have ever had the pleasure of going to the Dunedin Farmer’s Market you will understand what I mean when I say that the Bacon Buttie Man makes the best bacon butties in the whole world! It is simple food done well, and today I tried to replicate the delicious buttie. I think I was pretty darn close 🙂
Makes 4 butties (serves 4, or 2 if you are super hungry)
- 8 slices of thick white toast bread – the bread must be fresh
- 100g streaky bacon, chop each piece into 3 or 4 bits – beehive sweet and smokey streaky bacon is delicious
- half an onion, diced
- tomato relish, anathoth farm tomato relish is my favourite
- gherkin relish, I used the Tararua creamy gherkin dip found in the fridge section of the super market
- dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp oil
- Heat a pan to medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of oil to the pan and fry the onion until cooked and translucent.
- Remove the onion from the pan. Don’t wash the pan. Heat it to medium heat again. Add 1 tbsp of oil then add the bacon. Cook bacon for around 5 to 10 minutes / until it starts to crisp up.
- While cooking the bacon, butter the bread. Spread the gherkin relish generously on one piece of the bread. On another piece of bread spread the tomato relish.
- Spread a little bit of mustard on top also.
- Place onion and bacon on top of one slice of bread, and then top with another piece of bread. Repeat these last two steps for all of the pieces of bread.