Fried Egg BLT

Fried Egg BLT

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Fried Egg BLT is my new favorite thing to eat, and it’s usually my breakfast whenever there’s leftover bacon in the fridge. It’s also the perfect breakfast for those mornings when you’re ravenous.

It’s definitely the perfect breakfast for those mornings when you’re ravenous.


I’ve been on the fried egg train for a long time, and it doesn’t appear as though I’ll be hopping off anytime soon.

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.

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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.


Fried Egg BLT – It’s All About the Egg

You have to fry your egg the right way.

I’ve messed up fried eggs for years, but I now have my shit together.

Fried Egg BLT

Here’s the secret – cook on medium-low 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.

It’s just so not necessary. 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.

Here’s your printable- 

Yield: 1 Sandwich

Fried Egg BLT

Fried Egg BLT


  • 3 slices fresh white bread, toasted
  • Good quality mayonnaise
  • 4 slices of crispy bacon
  • Fresh tomato, sliced
  • 1 egg, fried
  • 1 handful arugula, or green of your choice
  • Salt and pepper


Spread one side of each slice of bread with mayo.

Assemble sandwich by layering the bottom with bacon, arugula, another layer of bread, bacon, arugula and tomato.*

Top with S&P and top with remaining toast point.


*I did this backwards, and after making it again, this way is much better, with the egg being distributed more evenly.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 628Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 236mgSodium: 1629mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 31g

The provided nutrition calculated may not always be accurate.

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  • Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls
    January 22, 2021 at 7:04 PM

    I LOVE adding a fried egg to my BLTs! Your sandwich is totally drool-worthy. I want to steal it from you and sink MY teeth into it. LOL … but I’m really not that evil. I will make myself one next time I have fresh garden tomatoes. Too bad it’s January and there’s snow in the forecast.

  • adam j. holland
    October 22, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    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.

  • Shea
    October 31, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Thanks, Adam. But, I’m not giving up my steaming method, damnit.

  • Abbe @ This is How I Cook
    October 21, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    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!)

  • Shea
    October 22, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Thanks Abbe!

  • Malia @ Small Town Girl Blog
    October 21, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Yes, yes, and hell yes!! This looks like perfection!! Yum. I wish I was having this for dinner!!! Pinned 🙂

  • Shea
    October 22, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    It makes for a perfect dinner, Malia. Thanks!!

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