Bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches were a once-in-a-while meal at my house growing up. But since I didn’t eat tomatoes as a kid, my BLTs were more of BLMs – bacon, lettuce and mayonaisse. When I did start eating tomatoes, I was a vegetarian so my BLTs became LTMs – lettuce, tomato and mayonaisse. Now that I’m no longer a vegetarian and can eat a real BLT (although I guess technically it would be a TBLT – turkey bacon, lettuce and tomato), it never occurs to me to make one. When I saw the recipe for Fried Egg BLT Sandwiches, it was like a light bulb when off. Why hadn’t I ever thought to do this? I’ll eat an omelet with tomatoes and spinach and a side of bacon and toast for breakfast, so why not make a sandwich out of it?
Toasted bread is topped with spinach, a tomato slice, bacon, and a fried egg. The recipe calls for focaccia but my store was out so I substituted a whole-wheat English muffin. I’m sure the focaccia adds a bit of pizzazz but really any kind of bread will do. I also used the spinach instead of arugula but only because I had spinach on hand. If you don’t like arugula’s peppery flavor, any leafy green will be a good substitute. Eaten open faced, this sandwich is good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and is especially perfect for a light bite. I’m now proud to say that I am officially a BLT eater. Or an EBLT eater. Whatever.
Prepare bacon according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat and swirl to coat. Crack eggs into the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Cover and cook an additional 2 minutes or until whites are set.
Place a bread slice on a plate and top with spinach, 2 bacon slice halves, and 1 tomato slice. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper.
Top each serving with 1 fried egg.
Season with salt and pepper.
- Baby spinach
- Whole-wheat English muffin
- Turkey bacon
Overall Rating: Love It
Source: Cooking Light Magazine