Introduction: The Texas Stack
If you've ever woken up extremely hungry, and needed to eat something more than a slice of toast, you'll probably go for the bacon. But bacon alone, although extremely satisfying, still leaves something more to be desired (hear me out). what you really need is the Texas Stack.
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Step 1: What You'll Need
2 slices of thick cut bacon (cut in half)
2 pieces of bread (per stack, not pictured)
Instant Gravy mix of your choice
1 slice of processed cheese (because it melts faster and with less heat than normal cheese. Can substitute with a slice or two of real cheese.)
Spatula, not pictured
Step 2: Cooking the Bacon and Making the Toast
Not much explanation is needed here, simply warm a pan, and throw in the bacon. Make sure you put the toast in around the same time you put the bacon in, or else it won't be ready. Also, you'll have to cook the toast a little longer than usual, so that it will hold up to the weight of the stack, and won't become soggy.
If you have a splatter screen, I'd advise you to use one. When the bacon is done cooking, lay in on a few paper towels to absorb the grease, but DO NOT drain the pan of the grease. We'll use that to fry the eggs in and make the gravy.
When the toast is finished, leave it in the toaster to cool a little, if you making more than one stack, lean the toast against the side of the toaster, so that the air can get to all sides of the toast, and condensation won't make the toast soggy.
Step 3: Frying the Eggs
Once the bacon is out of the pan, take your eggs, and, one at a time, crack them and drop them into the bacon grease (mmmm....). You can beat the eggs if you'd prefer, or use egg substitute if thats how you like your eggs, but I strongly suggest frying them.
While your eggs are frying (and it won't take long, so be quick), prepare any milk/water mixture your gravy will require (mine called for 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water), and pour the required amount of powder mix into a separate small container, because as soon as they mix they will congeal.
You'll want to fry your eggs to the point where they aren't runny, but will ooze a little when cut into. If you beat them first, cook them to your liking.
Step 4: Gravy
Making the gravy is simple:
With the bacon grease still in the pan, now with all the extra goodies from the eggs, pour any liquid mixture your gravy requires, along with any cracked pepper or seasoning if desired. While stirring the liquid, pour in the powder and don't stop stirring, because any lumps in the gravy will be extremely hard to get out.
If you're like me and want a few lumps in the gravy, pour 3/4 of the mixture and stir. Stop stirring for a moment and add the remaining mixture. About 30 seconds later, start stirring again.
Step 5: Assemble and Serve
To put it all together, lay down the toast as a base, and rip the cheese slice to distribute it even over the toast. Next, add the bacon slices and eggs, and top off with some gravy (to taste). Serve with a fork, butter knife, and the drink of your choice (apple juice in my case)
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