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Thomas Keller's Cheesy BLT Fried Egg Sandwich

A Tasty Way to Start the (New Year) Day

Last week, I woke up (no surprises here) slightly hungover. It seems I had played one three too many rounds of beer pong. As I lay in bed, my head pounding, I suddenly realized I was in the best place in the world to be hungover: my parents' house — where the fridge was always stocked! Sure enough there was bacon, eggs, an assortment of cheese, and bread. It was time to make the ultimate breakfast sandwich — Thomas Keller's cheesy BLT with a fried egg. You may recognize this sandwich from the movie Spanglish. And if you've never made it, treat yourself to one today (especially if you are hungover!).

The combination of crisp bacon, oozing yolk, and melted cheese is scrumptiously sublime. The sandwich features simple ingredients in a magnificent way that is balanced in both taste and texture. Although it's extremely messy to eat, the dish is surprisingly hearty and beyond delicious. To check out this egg-cellent sandwich,

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Cheesy BLT With Fried Egg

Cheesy BLT With Fried Egg

Cheesy BLT With Fried Egg

Ingredients

4 thick slices of bacon
2 slices of Monterey Jack cheese*
2 thick slices of rustic white bread, toasted and hot
1 tablespoon mayonnaise**
4 tomato slices
2 leaves of butter lettuce
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 large egg

Directions

  1. In a skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat, turning, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  2. Set the Monterey Jack slices on 1 piece of toast. Spread the mayonnaise on the other slice of toast, then top with the bacon, tomato and lettuce.
  3. In a small, nonstick skillet, melt the butter. Add the egg and fry over moderate heat, turning once, until crisp around the edge, about 4 minutes; the yolk should still be runny.
  4. Slide the egg onto the lettuce; close the sandwich and eat right away.

Makes 1 sandwich.

*We didn't have Monterey Jack on hand, so I substituted another mild, good-melting white cheese, fontina.
**I left out the mayonnaise and didn't miss it. The runny egg provides enough moistness.


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ajennilynrushhh ajennilynrushhh 7 years
oooh looks goood!
smashedpotatoe13 smashedpotatoe13 7 years
these look absolutely wonderful!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
That looks intense!
verily verily 7 years
Oh num. I remember my best friend's mom making me cheesy egg sandwiches in the morning when I'd spend the night and they were the best thing ever. This is like taking that sandwich to the next level of yumminess.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
That is what parents are for....keeping a well stocked kitchen and bar.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 7 years
party, your parents sound absolutely cool! Hope you and your folks feel better today! :)
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 7 years
Back in the dark ages when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I lived on these during high school, along with what are now called "lattes." My friends and I just called it "coffee with milk and sugar" and the sandwich was "breakfast". LOL ;) It was and still is absolutely delicious! :drool:
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Me love T.K. but he stole this sandwich from me cause I used to make these back in 98. ;)
pattybaby pattybaby 7 years
ew thats a na-ah for me lolz plus since I don't drink a hot vanilla latte was more than enough for my breki :) xo
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Minus the egg and I'd eat it.
partysugar partysugar 7 years
shoneyjoe, I happen to be lucky. I was out partying with my parents the night before! I think my mom was hung over too.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
oooh this looks so perfect for today minus the meat...so i think that it's something to put on the list of foods to have this AM (ok, it's 140 pm but who's counting). :) thanks for sharing this one. i'm always looking for an egg sandwich that's not a fried egg greasy sandwich
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
I've always found Mom and Dad's house to be one of the worst places to be hungover, as the ample provisions of the fridge are markedly offset by the disapproving glances I get from the proprietors of said fridge.
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
I want one... :(
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