When is too much of a good thing a great thing? When you take a bite of this over-the-top sandwich. This is a once in a great while treat, but no breakfast sandwich I have ever had comes close.
I feel a little guilty giving you a recipe for this sandwich; it is really more of a sandwich-building instructional. You can certainly make the croissant and hash brown from scratch (I have made this sandwich with those homemade ingredients before, and while delicious, the flavor was not vastly improved and the work load was considerably larger).
I do recommend getting a really good, buttery, flaky croissant, so go to a bakery if you can. However, the rest of the greasy saltiness of the sandwich will more than make up for it if you opt for a grocery store croissant.
The melty cheese, the runny yolk, the sausage, the crispy bacon, the crunchy hash brown and surrounded by the flaky buttery croissant….. How have you not made this already? I need to go make myself another!
Croissant, slice in half
One hash brown (the large rectangular kind found in the freezer section of the grocery store)
One fried egg ( I like the yolk runny, but you do you)
2 slices crisped bacon
2 links of breakfast sausage, sliced lengthwise
2 slices of cheddar or american cheese, or a mix of the two
Slice the croissant in half and set aside.
Fry the bacon slices in a saucepan over medium heat until crispy; remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain the excess grease. Fry the sliced sausage links in the same pan, and remove them to the paper towel lined plate to drain once fully cooked and golden brown.
Do not drain the grease. Fry the hash brown rectangle in the bacon and sausage grease until golden brown and crispy on both sides. Lightly season it with salt and remove to the paper towel lined plate.
Finally, crack an egg into a bowl. Lower the heat to medium. Add a little oil to the pan if needed. Fry the egg, basting the top with the hot grease so that the top of the white cooks. Remove the egg from the pan and lightly season with salt and pepper.
Layer like so: croissant bottom, cheese slice, hash brown, egg, bacon, sausage, cheese slice, and croissant top. Wrap the sandwich in tinfoil and allow to steam for 5 minutes. Unwrap, eat, and weep at the deliciousness. Dip in ketchup and enjoy!