Bacon roll

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Bacon roll
Alternative names Bacon bap
Place of origin Various
Created by Various
Main ingredients Bacon
Variations Various ways of serving
Cookbook: Bacon roll  Media: Bacon roll

A bacon roll is a way of serving bacon mixed with other ingredients, possibly including sausages or pork. There are several variations of this dish, which are shown below. Also known in the UK as a bacon sarnie, bacon butty/butty bacon bap, bacon barn or bacon cob.

Bacon sandwich[edit]

Two pieces of brown bread, butter and a larger-than-typical amount of bacon, assembled to form a bacon sandwich.

A bacon sandwich (also known in the UK as a bacon sarnie, bacon butty/buttie, bacon bap, bacon barm or bacon cob and as a bacon sanger or piece 'n bacon in Scotland) is a form of sandwich made from cooked bacon between two slices of bread, usually buttered. Often some form of sauce, such as mayonnaise, tomato ketchup or brown sauce, is included.

Angels on horseback[edit]

Angels on horseback

Angels on horseback is a hot appetizer made of oysters wrapped with bacon. In the United Kingdom they can also be a savoury, the final course of a traditional British formal meal. They are somewhat similar to Devils on horseback and the Midwestern version of pigs in a blanket, a traditional dish of the American Midwest. Scallops wrapped in bacon appears to be a variation on this dish.

Strictly speaking angels on horseback (and the original UK form of pigs in a blanket) are an hors d'œuvre, unlike the US variant of pigs in a blanket, which are canapés, since the latter always involve a bread base or wrapping, and angels on horseback are not by necessity served on toast.[1]

Devils on horseback[edit]

Bacon wrapped, almond-stuffed dates

Devils on horseback are a hot appetizer or savoury.

Recipes vary but in general they are a variation on angels on horseback, made by replacing oysters with dried fruit. The majority of recipes contain a pitted prune (though dates are sometimes used) stuffed with mango chutney and wrapped in bacon. This is then baked in the oven and quite often served on toast, with watercress.

Other recipes stuff the prune with cheese, almonds, smoked oysters or other things in place of the mango chutney. Other versions again use liver pieces in place of the prunes.

Devils on horseback are commonly served as part of a Christmas feast.

Double Down[edit]

KFC "Double Down"

A Double Down is a sandwich offered by Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). The Double Down contains "bacon, two different kinds of melted cheese, the Colonel’s 'secret' sauce... pinched in between two pieces of Original Recipe chicken fillets."[2] It is also available with grilled chicken fillets instead of the Original Recipe fried fillets. The KFC Double Down was initially test marketed in Omaha, Nebraska and Providence, Rhode Island.[3] KFC describes the Double Down as a "sandwich" although it does not have bread.

Fool's Gold Loaf[edit]

Fool's Gold Loaf is a sandwich made by the Colorado Mine Company,[4] a five-star restaurant in Denver, Colorado. The sandwich consists of a single warmed, hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly, and a pound of bacon. The name of the sandwich is derived from its price of $49.95.[citation needed] In later years, it was priced closer to $100 for the sandwich and a bottle of Dom Pérignon.[citation needed]

Hangtown fry[edit]

A "hangtown burger" made using a hangtown fry, a ⅓-pound chuck steak, sriracha sauce of roasted red peppers, and baby arugula

Hangtown fry is a type of omelette made famous during the California Gold Rush in the 1850s. The most common version includes bacon and oysters combined with eggs, and fried together.[5] The dish was invented in Placerville, California, then known as Hangtown. According to most accounts, the dish was invented when a gold prospector struck it rich, headed to the Cary House Hotel, and demanded the most expensive dish that the kitchen could provide. The most expensive ingredients available were eggs, which were delicate and had to be carefully brought to the mining town; bacon, which was shipped from the East Coast, and oysters, which had to be brought on ice from San Francisco, over 100 miles away.[5][6]


The Baconator

The Baconator sandwich is a hamburger sold by the international fast-food restaurant chain Wendy's. It is one of their late-teen–to–young-adult oriented products.[7]

When it was introduced, the hamburger consisted of two 4oz. beef patties, two slices of American cheese, six strips of bacon, mayonnaise, and ketchup on a bun. The sandwich was layered so that there were three strips of bacon on top of each patty. In 2009, Wendy's began offering three different varieties of the Baconator- the Baconator Single (one patty), the Baconator Double (the same as the original), and the Baconator Triple (three patties). At various times Wendy's has offered special limited-time only Baconators such as the Spicy Baconator, which added pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, and "Chipotle Ranch" sauce.


  1. ^ Palmatier, Robert Allen (2000). Food: A Dictionary of Literal and Nonliteral Terms. Greenwood. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-313-31436-0. 
  2. ^ Katelin Paiz Breadless sandwiches go to extremes September 17, 2009 Daily Titan (Cal State Fullerton)
  3. ^ Scott Gold The KFC Double Down: This Is Why the Terrorists Hate Our Freedom September 25, 2009 The Faster Times
  4. ^ Often erroneously referred to as the Colorado Gold Mine Company
  5. ^ a b Noble, Doug. "Hangtown Fry". Placerville 135 Years Ago. El Dorado County Museum. Archived from the original on November 9, 2006. Retrieved April 11, 2007. 
  6. ^ Goldman, Marlene (October 22, 1999). "Placerville: Old Hangtown". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved April 11, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Wendy's review continuing". USA Today. October 25, 2007. Retrieved December 11, 2007. The company will also update its value menu to focus on the critical 18- to 34-year-old customer and try to re-energize its late night business.