2 rashers of streaky bacon
oil, for greasing
2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
1 teaspoon mild German mustard
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
200 grams smoked eel, skin and bones removed, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 slices of pumpernickel bread
handful of frisée lettuce, leaves picked
Lay the bacon rashers on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Rest another baking sheet on top, then bake in the oven for 8 minutes until the rashers are crispy. Remove from the oven and drain on kitchen paper. This method will result in flat, uncurled bacon – perfect for a sandwich filling.
Mix the mayonnaise, wholegrain mustard and German mustard together with some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spread the pumpernickel bread with the mustard mayonnaise, then rest the pieces of smoked eel on top. Cut each slice of pumpernickel into three pieces and top with the frisée lettuce. Break the bacon rashers into pieces and scatter over the top to serve.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Gordon Ramsay, The Times, 1 Virginia Street, London, May 31, 2008