Chive Biscuit Sandwich With Cheddar Spread, Canadian Bacon, and a Fried Egg Recipe


You might need a fork and knife or a few napkins for this one.


  • I usually make twelve 2 1/2-inch biscuits with this recipe, but since these are breakfast sandwiches, I like to go a bit bigger with them. You may have a few leftover, but I'm sure there will be no complaints.

Recipe is easily halved.

My preferred Canadian bacon is Applegate brand.

Recipe Details

Chive Biscuit Sandwich With Cheddar Spread, Canadian Bacon, and a Fried Egg Recipe

Active 45 mins
Total 45 mins
Serves 6 servings


For the Chive Biscuits:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting counter

  • 1 cup cake flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into ¼-inch pieces

  • 2/3 cup finely minced chives

  • 2 cups buttermilk or plain low-fat yogurt, chilled

For the Cheddar Spread:

  • 1 1/2 (about 6 ounces) cups finely grated sharp cheddar cheese

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons (or more to taste) hot sauce

  • Salt and pepper

For the Bacon and Eggs:

  • 12 slices Canadian bacon (see notes)

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 6 large eggs

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3 tablespoons water


  1. For the Chive Biscuits: Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 425°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Sift flour, cake flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, baking soda, and pepper twice.

  3. Add chilled butter to bowl, and, using two knives, cut into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in chives.

  4. Add 1 1/2 cups buttermilk and stir with wooden spoon just till combined. If mixture looks dry, add more buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time until dough is cohesive.

  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead just until it comes together, no more than 6 times. Pat dough into a 1-inch thick circle. Use floured biscuit cutter to stamp out the biscuits—don’t twist—and arrange them about 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet.

  6. Bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer tray to cooling rack.

  7. For the Cheddar Spread: Meanwhile, in medium bowl, use fork to combine cheddar, cream cheese, mayonnaise, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  8. For the Bacon and Eggs: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side, then transfer to plate and tent with foil.

  9. Add remaining tablespoon butter to skillet. Crack eggs into skillet and season with salt and pepper.

  10. When egg whites begin to bubble and turn opaque, add water and cover pan with lid.

  11. Cook eggs 3 to 4 minutes until egg whites are set and egg yolk has a shell-pink color. Continue cooking eggs if you prefer a set yolk.

  12. Using a spatula, divide the six eggs and remove from heat.

  13. To assemble: Cut biscuits in half and spread both halves with cheddar spread. Top bottom halves with 2 slices Canadian bacon, then top with one egg and sandwich with second biscuit half. Serve.

Special Equipment

4-inch biscuit cutter, sifter, rimmed baking sheet, parchment paper, wooden stirring spoon, cooling rack, large nonstick skillet with lid, foil

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
690 Calories
44g Fat
45g Carbs
29g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 690
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 302mg 101%
Sodium 1412mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 443mg 34%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 584mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)