Lyonnaise Sandwiches

  • Author: Kate Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: French


  • 2 slices bread, preferably a hearty country style!
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 small head of frisee or other curly lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 1 generous teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 eggs


  1. Toast bread slices until golden. Put on plates.
  2. Cook bacon in a medium skillet until crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels, leaving the drippings in the pan.
  3. Add vinegar and mustard to bacon drippings and stir until mixed. Add olive oil as needed to make a dressing – you may not need all of it. Pour over lettuce and toss until coated.
  4. Poach or fry eggs until soft-set.
  5. Assemble sandwiches as follows: bread, topped with dressed lettuce, topped with egg. Scatter bacon pieces on top and serve at once.