A bacon sandwich (also known in parts of the United Kingdom and New Zealand as a bacon butty, bacon bap or bacon sarnie, in Ireland as a rasher sandwich[1] and as a bacon sanger in Australia and parts of Scotland) is a sandwich of cooked back bacon between bread that is usually spread with butter, and may be seasoned with ketchup or brown sauce. It is generally served hot. In some establishments the sandwich will be made from bread toasted on only one side, while other establishments serve it on the same roll as is used for hamburgers.

Bacon sandwiches are an all-day favourite throughout the United Kingdom.[2] Its prominence in British culture is such that in a UK poll it was ranked the number one thing people love about Britain.[3] They are often served in greasy spoons, and are anecdotally recommended as a hangover cure.[4]

The BLT is a popular variant of the bacon sandwich with the additional ingredients of lettuce and tomato, but served cold.[5]

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  1. ^ Blog, Tog. "The Rasher sandwich..." Togblog. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Cloake, Felicity (7 March 2012). "How to cook the perfect bacon sandwich". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bacon butties, roast dinners and a cuppa: 50 things we love best about Britain show we're a nation of food lovers". Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 November 2016
  4. ^ "Bacon sandwich really does cure a hangover". The Daily Telegraph. 7 April 2009. Archived from the original on 7 January 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Olver, Lynne (20 March 2015). "Food Timeline FAQs: sandwiches". FoodTimeline. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 

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