Breakfast PLT (Pancetta, Lettuce & Tomato)

Total Time:
30 min
10 min
20 min

8 servings

  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, room temperature
  • 4 mini bagels, split
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 thin slices pancetta
  • 8 quail eggs, room temperature
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup baby arugula
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the mustard and 1/4 cup water to a simmer. Whisk in the goat cheese until combined. Set aside; the mixture will thicken as it cools.

  • Toast the mini bagels until golden brown and crispy. Set aside.

  • In a medium nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add 4 slices of the pancetta and cook until golden brown and crispy on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain the pancetta on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining pancetta.

  • Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a small frying pan over medium-low heat. Crack 4 quail eggs into the pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining eggs.

  • To build the PLT: Spread each bagel half with 1 tablespoon of the goat cheese sauce. Layer with a slice of pancetta, a slice of tomato, and some arugula. Top the whole thing with a fried quail egg and a grind of freshly ground black pepper. Serve.

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