There are few things that scream “American” more than bacon and eggs. But, bacon and eggs don’t have to be just for breakfast. No no no. They can easily be combined into a new dish that works for both lunch and dinner. That is why we decided to share with you today our recipe for bacon and egg salad paninis. While egg salad is pretty amazing in and of itself, we love to add bacon to everything (in case you haven’t figure it out yet), including egg salad. The crisp, salty bacon pieces give the salad a nice texture contrast with the soft eggs and balances the sweetness of the sugar. We add some celery and red onion both for color and crunch. You are going to want to serve the egg salad within a day or two so that the complex texture contrast is retained.
We could have just eaten the egg salad as is or even just on a piece of bread. But, we wanted to get some more use out of our panini press and felt that this was a pretty good opportunity to do so. But, we wanted to make something small, something that you could easily have with other yummy foods too. I often feel as though paninis end up being large and in charge, filling me up right away. So, we decided to use slider buns to make these bacon and egg salad paninis. They are the perfect size! We add a little romaine lettuce for a but more color and crunch and some munster cheese to get that creamy texture that every panini has. The combination of the bacon and egg salad, romaine, and cheese is superb!
This is a pretty easy meal to make and perfect for a small house party. Enjoy!