Cooking with Fire Episode 34: World’s Greatest Sandwich (from Spanglish)

Pitmaster Josh Cary and Chef Tom Jackson finish up their series on recipes inspired by films about food with the classic sandwich from the 2004 film Spanglish.

World’s Greatest Sandwich (from the film Spanglish)


  • 3-4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 (3/4” thick) slices of bread from French Boule
  • 2 slices Monterrey jack cheese
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 2-4 slices tomato
  • 1-2 leaves butter lettuce
  • kosher salt


Cook the bacon in a skillet or on a rack over a pan, in the oven, to the desired doneness.

Melt two tablespoons butter in a skillet, over medium-low heat. Place the two slices of bread over the melted butter. Place the two slices of jack cheese on one slice of bread. Cover the skillet and cook until the cheese is melted and bread is lightly toasted.

Spread the mayo over the not toasted side of the slice of bread without cheese. Layer on the bacon, then the tomatoes. Season the tomatoes with a pinch of salt. Top the tomatoes with the lettuce.

Melt the one remaining tablespoon of butter in a skillet. Cook the egg over medium-low heat until the thick white is nearly set. Turn and cook another 10 seconds to set the white. The Slide the egg out of the skillet and onto the lettuce. Top with the cheesy bread. Slice through the yolk, and enjoy!

Worlds Great Sandwich Recipe

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