According to findings released by researchers at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, the bacon and bread sandwich is the perfect hangover cure.
Food doesn’t soak up your alcohol like a lot of people think, but it does increase your metabolism to help you power through your hangover and feel better faster. The bacon/bread combo is so powerful because bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Your body needs these amino acids, especially after a night of partying, so eating them first thing will make you feel better than any other (or no) meal. Plus, alcohol depletes your brain’s neurotransmitters and those amino acids go a long way to boosting feel-good hormones.
But a bacon and bread sandwich is just… boring. Spruce up your hangover cure-all sammie with these tasty hangover sandwich ideas. Always pair your sandwich with a tall glass of hydrating water!
1. Avocado Toast
Anything goes on avocado toast! Toast a slice or two of whole grain bread and top with sliced avocado, bacon, and anything fresh you have on hand: sliced cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, egg, diced onions, leftover dinner veggies- anything you want!
2. Tomato and Bacon Grilled Cheese
Use thick country-style sourdough bread for this rustic grilled cheese. Top your bread slices with thick cut bacon, grated extra sharp cheddar cheese and tomato sliced you have drained on a paper towel to avoid any sogginess.
3. The Classic BLT
The Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwich is the ultimate bacon sandwich. Use whole wheat bread, a whole mess of bacon and for a healthier twist, try Greek yogurt mixed with a little hot sauce instead of the same ol’ calorie-laden mayo.
4. Bleu Cheese, Bacon and Pear
Salty bacon, sweet juicy pear and tangy blue cheese make this delicious sandwich hard to beat. A great brunch offering, serve these piping hot and open faced on crusty facacia bread.
5. The Elvis
This was The King’s favorite sandwich. and with this line up, it’s not hard to see why. White bread smeared with peanut butter, sliced banana and strips of bacon. Try it hot or cold, but just make sure you try it.
6. The Breakfast Sammie
Eggs, cheese, bread and bacon- need we say more? And you’re hungover, you aren’t going anywhere, so make this sandwich knife and fork messy: keep those eggs extra runny, the cheese extra melty and eat it open faced for double the hangover medicine.
7. Turkey Club
Take the Classic BLT and add some turkey for extra protein, a few slices of avocado for creaminess and you’ve got a monster hangover AND hunger cure.
8. Bacon, Peanut Butter and Apple
This twist on The Elvis uses slices of apples instead of banana. Heck, throw on some grapes, too, if you’re missing the jelly. The more fruit, the better.
9. Bacon Caprese
Slice a french roll down the center and top with fresh, whole basil leaves, sliced roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella slices and bacon slices. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil to finish and serve cold.
10. Grilled Eggplant, Tomato, and Bacon
The key to cooking eggplant is to sprinkle it with salt and let it sit to suck out with bitterness. Grill along side two slices of thick bread and thick tomato slices. Spread some mayo mixed with chopped fresh basil along both slices of bread, layer your sammie and eat.