Bacon Sandwiches

As long as I can remember I have loved to eat bacon sandwiches. As a child, bacon was a common breakfast for our family. At least twice a week, usually served with eggs or tomato (that's all another story).

My mother, careful with her pennies, always bought plenty of bacon, especially after we acquired our first refrigerator. Hence she could easily cook more than was required for breakfast. What did she do with the rest?

Made school lunch sandwiches, that's what. (You may need to know that back in those days, working class Australia post-World War II, bacon was one of the cheap meat cuts. In fact, it wouldn't suprprise me to hear that rich folks didn't bother with it, but I have no way of knowing.)

So there we were at little lunch (a sort of morning tea break in Australian schools that lasted 15 or 20 minutes), and big lunch (an hour), with greaseproof paper-wrapped bacon sangers. O the magic.

I still to this day adore bacon sandwiches. Of course now bacon is a highly priced (and prized) delicatessen item, so its value has changed in our culture. It has become trendy to go into food halls or other modern outlets and easily acquire a bacon & egg sandwich, or a bacon & egg burger, or a burger with the works - having bacon & egg among other things.

Many kinds of bacon sanger to go on with. Yum.
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Sep 7, 2012