Fried Egg BLT

Yep, I’m going there.
IMGP6943 Everybody else is on the damn fried egg train so I’m hopping on too. I’ve actually always been on it, but just haven’t put too much thought into it other than putting breakfast together on weekend mornings. And, yes, that’s arugula. I don’t mind regular lettuce, but arugula is so pretty. And peppery. I know this sandwich isn’t rocket science, but it’s one of those things that’s so damn good, soul warming and belly filling that I had to share. 

BUT.

You have to fry your egg the right way.

I’ve messed up fried eggs for years, but now I have my shit together. Here’s the secret – cook on medium with a little canola oil and when the white looks about halfway done pour a little water in the pan and cover. Let the steam cook it, but don’t walk away from it. Give it about 1-2 minutes, and it will turn out perfect. My husband, on the other hand, wants to fry his eggs on high heat every single time. He’s convinced that everything needs to be cooked on the highest temperature possible. I really don’t understand why he does that unless it has to do with the fact that he’s impatient as hell, or he thinks all food has some underlying crazy ass disease that needs to be annihilated by being burned to death.

So not necessary.
Fried Egg BLT
This is officially my new favorite breakfast. Bacon, arugula, tomato, mayo and a fried egg on fresh white bread. Don’t even try to use fat free or low fat mayo. Just don’t. And don’t use Miracle Whip, either.

That shit sucks. 
Fried Egg BLT Here’s your printable-

Fried Egg BLT

Yield: 1 Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 3 slices fresh white bread, toasted
  • Good quality mayonnaise
  • 4 slices of crispy bacon
  • Fresh tomato, sliced
  • 1 egg, fried
  • Arugula
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Spread one side of each slice of bread with mayo.
  • Assemble sandwich.
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6 Comments:

  1. The sandwich is restaurant-worthy.. NICE restaurant worthy (not some greasy spoon). I have mixed feelings on your egg preparation though. I’m a shitty egg cooker, because I lose my cool and break the yolk. (This is why my scrambled eggs are the best in the Western Hemisphere.) Needless to say, this steam thing could earn me some points. But… My bride and her mom (and my dad) can cook the perfect fried egg over the highest of heat. And that includes the over easy version that gets a quick flip before ending up on the plate.

    So is your husband wrong? I wouldn’t say so. I’d just say that you and I need to learn how to fry an egg without steaming the damn thing.
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  2. I can’t say I’ve ever tried frying an egg like that but I do this BLT a lot! Sometimes when I have time, I even make pepper candied bacon. My manservant loves this sammy and only real mayonnaise for him! (No tomato though, please!)
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  3. Yes, yes, and hell yes!! This looks like perfection!! Yum. I wish I was having this for dinner!!! Pinned 🙂

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