ELT Sandwiches With Basil Mayonnaise

ELT Sandwiches With Basil Mayonnaise
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An ELT is like a BLT, but with one obvious caveat — it uses eggs instead of bacon. Of course, bacon is great when you're craving something hearty and it adds a nice crispy texture to sandwiches, but if you're a vegetarian or if you just hate dealing with a bacon-greased pan, eggs are a welcome substitute. The runny, creamy yolk gives the sandwich a rich, buttery appeal while the crisp lettuce and fresh tomato keep things on the lighter side. Lather the bread with homemade basil mayonnaise and you've got a meal fit for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
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Total time: 15 minutes
  • 3 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 slices hearty whole grain country-style bread
  • 4 leaves red-tipped or green leaf lettuce
  • 1 large or 2 medium-sized heirloom tomato, ends trimmed, thinly sliced
  1. Mix 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons basil, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Spray with nonstick spray or olive oil. Crack 2 eggs into the skillet. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan and cook until egg yolks are medium set, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. While the eggs cook, toast 4 bread slices.
  4. Spread mayonnaise mixture on one side of each piece of toasted bread. Top 2 bread slices with 2 lettuce leaves and half of the tomato slices. Top with fried egg and then add the second piece of bread to make a sandwich. Serve with plenty of napkins.