A national treasure of a recipe found on picturebritain.com
The girl who runs PictureBritain writes: As unappetizing as it might sound to the uninitiated, the bacon butty is truly a national treasure. In a 2012 survey of the 50 things Britons love most about Britain, this piece of culinary tradition ranked #1 (fish and chips and the Queen trailed behind at #9 and #15, respectively). Clearly, this is something that every Britophile should pay attention to.
A bacon butty is technically a sandwich, but it is variously known as a bacon sarnie, rasher sandwich, bacon sanger, and piece ‘n bacon – it all depends on where you come from. Basically, a bacon butty is a slab of bacon, sometimes topped with a condiment, smashed between two pieces of bread. But that’s just the basic makeup, the details of this dish are liable to a thousand interpretations, and are the source of heated debate (nearly to church-schism proportions).
Remember: While the bacon butty may look like plebeian fare, it was supposedly part of Prince Harry’s late night breakfast after the Royal Wedding celebrations.
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I find the bacon butties far from both unappetizing and plebeian fare. It is in my eyes superb comfort food and one of the British food traditions that has followed me ever since I went there for the first time as a young man. It is the perfect remedy for any of all the small misfortunes in life.
Got caught out in the rain: bacon butties. Got a cold: bacon butties. Had a row with your girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband: bacon butties. Forgot to watch your favourite TV show: bacon butties. Unexpected bills: bacon butties. The list goes on and on, never get caught without some rashes of bacon in the fridge, they will come in handy when life treat you unfair – Ted