Recipe by: Elena Arsak
Prep 5 m
Cook 15 m
Ready In 20 m
"This egg salad sandwich is loosely based on an open-faced egg salad sandwich served at a local bistro. The unexpected pairing of pesto and Jarlsberg compliments the egg salad tremendously. The amounts of each ingredient can vary depending on taste."
4 slices bacon
4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
salt and ground black pepper to taste
4 slices sourdough bread
2 tablespoons pesto
4 slices Jarlsberg cheese
Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; crumble.
Preheat oven broiler and set rack about 6 inches from heat source.
Mix eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl; fold in crumbled bacon.
Toast sourdough bread under broiler until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Spread pesto evenly on each slice of bread; top with 1/4 egg salad mixture and spread to cover completely. Top each sandwich with 1 slice Jarlsberg cheese.
Return sandwiches to broiler and cook until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Served sandwiches warm and open-faced.