a spam and scrambled egg sandwich with chipotle mayo on top of a king's hawaiian roll made by eggslut's alvin cailan


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11 Breakfast Sandwiches That Will Make You Want to Get Out of Bed

Whether it's Spam and eggs, a latke sandwich, or the perfect French croque madame, these sandwiches are way more motivating than toast.

Maybe you're embarrassed about how often you show up to your local deli, hair askew and eyes that scream, "I'm never going to do that to my body again," after a night out. But hey, don't lie to yourself, because you know you are going to do that again. And again. Instead, peel yourself up off of your couch and make something that will get you ready for the day (and night) ahead.

Classic Croque Madame Recipe

Croque Madame Recipe

This sandwich is the Parisian answer to what you've been grabbing at your local bodega for years, and because it's French, you know it's loaded with butter and cheese. It's better off for it—just crusty bread, ham, a creamy béchamel sauce, a hearty helping of Gruyère cheese, and, of course, a fried egg. Voilà!


Alvin Cailan's Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

This sandwich from LA's Eggslut is the godfather of breakfast sandwiches. It's got everything: fried Spam, marbleized eggs, sriracha mayonnaise, and, most importantly, a King's Hawaiian roll—which, as everyone knows, is the best kind of roll.

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

But Eggslut's Alvin Cailan is not a one trick pony, kids. This frighteningly delicious smoked salmon and egg concoction on a brioche roll is the kind of thing you get the fuck out of bed for.

Peameal Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

So Canada wants in on the breakfast sandwich game, too, eh? Well, they've earned it. This is the hangover food of choice for our neighbors to the north, and for good reason. This bad boy combines thick slices of Cheddar, a fried egg, and a healthy serving of bacon coated in crunchy cornmeal for the perfect combination of tastes and textures.

Ultimate Hangover Sandwich Recipe

Ultimate Hangover Sandwich Recipe

We don’t throw words like "ultimate”"on a recipe willy-nilly around here. (OK, we do sometimes, not sorry.) Anyway, after eating this sandwich, your hangover will be cured, your student loans will be gone, your crops will flourish, etc.

Grilled Mortadella, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Mortadella is a highly underrated salty deli meat, and you should get to know it better. Plus, have you ever tried cooking with Babybel cheese wheels? If you’re the kind of person who accidentally eats a whole sack in one sitting, just imagine how much you’re gonna love this sandwich.


Monstrous Breakfast Tower Recipe

You need to really go for it when it comes to a breakfast sandwich. If food's the thing that’s going to get you out of bed, it needs to be the kind of big, messy monstrosity that doesn’t just feed you, it gets you. For Ben Daiken, the executive chef at Toronto’s Parts and Labour, it also needs to incorporate all elements of breakfast, from the coffee, to the eggs, to the bacon.

Everything Bagel Latke Sandwich Recipe

What better hands to put your hangover fate into than the inimitable Cara Nicoletti, host of The Hangover Show? Her latke sandwich is like if your Jewish bubbe took care of you after a night out. If you’re not ashamed to let your grandmother see you looking like a train wreck, that is.

Ham, Egg, and Chips Sandwich Recipe

You know what most sandwiches are missing? Something pickled. The spicy, mustardy piccalilli on this ham and egg sammie is exactly the condiment your breakfast sandwiches have been looking for. Oh, and duh, it's got fried potatoes, too.

Moroccan Scramble Recipe

Moroccan Scramble Recipe

How about a Moroccan-inspired open faced sandwich? Plenty spicy, covered in merguez sausage, and piled high on good crusty sourdough with a smear of avocado. Unf.

Sunday Egg Salad Schmooze Recipe

Sunday Schmooze Recipe

On Fuck That’s Delicious, Al Brown of Auckland, New Zealand’s Best Ugly Bagels introduced host Action Bronson to New Zealand's beloved curried eggs, heaping them onto a bagel which Action then tops with cilantro, kimchi, curry leaves, steak sauce, and jalapeño relish. This sandwich is indeed a little ugly, but it’s also pretty much the best.

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