It's hard to imagine a way to improve on the simplistic perfection of a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. But for those nontraditionalists willing to branch out a bit, adding a fried egg elevates this sandwich to a whole new level. And when you think about it, eggs are an even better example of simplistic perfection than a BLT — just fry one up and this single ingredient will add extra levels of flavor, texture, and body to the dish. The addition of homemade garlic mayo doesn't hurt either.
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Add the first six ingredients to a small mixing bowl, whisk to combine. Then, while whisking vigorously, gradually add the oil to the bowl in a steady stream and continue whisking until the consistency is creamy and fully incorporated. Enjoy immediately or refridgerate for up to one week.
Add the bacon slices to a large, cold skillet and place over medium-high heat; let the bacon cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until crispy, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Discard half of the bacon fat from the skillet and reserve the rest, then return the pan to medium-high heat. Crack the eggs onto the pan and let them cook until the whites start to set and the edges begin to brown, flip the eggs using a wide spatula; making sure to get beneath the yolk before flipping so they don't break. Cook the eggs for one more minute, so the yolks are still a bit runny.
To assemble the sandwiches, spread all 4 pieces of bread with the mayonnaise then layer each bottom half with tomato, lettuce, an egg, and 3 slices of bacon, then add the tops. Serve immediately.