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Bacon and egg buns with garlic mayonnaise

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Feed the masses with these easy rolls. The sauce also works well on burgers.

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 rashers rindless bacon
  • 6 baps or ciabatta rolls
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (thick and creamy)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chives or Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • Sea salt and cracked pepper
  • 2 handfuls rocket leaves or salad greens

1 Heat oil in a large frying pan and cook bacon for 3-4 minutes until crispy, and set aside.

2 Cut buns in half horizontally and sear the cut sides in the bacon pan until golden and toasted. Set aside.

3 Crack the eggs into the frying pan and fry for 1 minute. Then cover and cook for a further 1 minute or until the yolks are just starting to set. Remove the pan from heat.

4 In a jar, combine mayonnaise, garlic, chives and mustard, and season.

5 Spread each toasted bun with a generous dollop of flavoured mayonnaise and top each with bacon, egg and rocket leaves. Add extra mayonnaise and sandwich with the top-toasted bun.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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