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Fried Egg BLT Sandwich

Fried Egg BLT
Molly Aronica

Fried Egg BLT

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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Ingredients

For the garlic mayonnaise

  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 2 Teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 small garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil

For the sandwich

  • 6 thick-cut bacon slices
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large tomato, thinly slices
  • 4 large red leaf lettuce leaves, rinsed
  • 4 thick slices ciabatta

Directions

For the garlic mayonnaise

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. 

For the sandwich

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. 

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving919
Total Fat81g100%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated19g96%
Cholesterol288mg96%
Protein22g43%
Carbs26g9%
Vitamin A161µg18%
Vitamin B120.9µg15.6%
Vitamin B60.4mg22.1%
Vitamin C13mg22%
Vitamin D2µgN/A
Vitamin E7mg37%
Vitamin K42µg52%
Calcium88mg9%
Fiber2g10%
Folate (food)56µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)161µg40%
Folic acid62µgN/A
Iron3mg17%
Magnesium40mg10%
Monounsaturated47gN/A
Niacin (B3)6mg28%
Phosphorus303mg43%
Polyunsaturated11gN/A
Potassium502mg14%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg25.8%
Sodium917mg38%
Thiamin (B1)0.5mg32.6%
Trans0.1gN/A
Zinc2mg15%