Bacon and egg roll at Orange Grove Organic Food Markets
We’ve been eating the bacon and egg roll from the Bowen’s stall at the Orange Grove Organic Food Markets for nearly 20 years and it is still perfection. Every. Single. Time. Eight dollars buys you a soft, ovoid white roll that is presented to you open, one side laden with a soft fried egg entirely masked by a thicket of bacon. The secret here is three-fold: firstly, they’re grilling it all on a barbecue, and we all know bacon does its best work cooked outdoors. Secondly, they use very thin cut bacon with the rinds removed (no chewy bits). It caramelises fast on the hot plate and they’re generous with their serves – the coverage of bacon is greater than the bread surface area. The third and final grace note is the self-service sauce. You choose how much barbecue (the correct choice) or tomato (for renegades) sauce you get, and can also spice things up with a grind of black pepper or Tabasco.