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, read more.
4 thick slices of bacon Makes 1 sandwich. *We didn't have Monterey Jack on hand, so I substituted another mild, good-melting white cheese, fontina.
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
**I left out the mayonnaise and didn't miss it. The runny egg provides enough moistness.
4 thick slices of bacon
Makes 1 sandwich.
*We didn't have Monterey Jack on hand, so I substituted another mild, good-melting white cheese, fontina.