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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My BLTE, not your BLT!






What, no egg on the BLT?

I grew up eating bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwiches with an over-hard fried egg in the sandwich.  This was the way Mom always made them and I thought that was the way everyone ate them!

This is probably our favorite sandwich in the summer time next to a burger!  The egg added to a BLT makes a huge difference.  It's great for an easy delicious supper and not much else is needed, maybe some potato chips and a good garlic dill pickle. 

BLTE’s were new to Bill until I prepared it one evening for supper after we were just married.  He LOVED it!   It’s a very filling, delicious sandwich!

There’s nothing like a great fresh Beefsteak tomato from the garden on a BLTE!


My BLTE’s

Ingredients:

6 slices bacon, fried crisp
2 eggs, fried over-hard
2 large slices tomato
Lettuce
Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
4 slices bread, toasted

Method:

Fry bacon crisp.
Break eggs in skillet; puncture yolk, fry till done on one side, flip, fry on other side.
Assemble the 2 sandwiches.

Enjoy!!!

How do you make your BLT?



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31 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Sounds wonderful and such a simple supper, yes this sounds good to me. Diane

Jenn said...

I love BLT's, they are my favorite kind of sandwich. And really, how could a fried egg be bad on it.. i mean it's like breakfast :) Great idea, I'll have to try it next time I make BLTs!

Mausi said...

Hi Pam! This looks very tempting and satisfying sandwich! I love BLT and it looks even better with Eggs!
Now, I would love to try Conn's Potato Chips. I have never seen this brand so far but I will keep an eye for it and hopefully be able to try sometimes!

By the way, thank you for coming to visit and leaving a comment on my blog. I know some people who absolutely hate cilantro. I love it but I kind of understand why. It has very distinct and strong taste. Maybe you can try the creamy cilantro dressing from Trader Joe's and change your mind :-) Let me know if you liked it or not!

3 hungry tummies said...

That looks so good! I want a sandwich maker too!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Pam,
I was all set to comment on macaroni salad and then you had to add the BLTE. Yum!!!

Carol

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

My mom would make us fried egg sandwich with bacon and of course Miracle Whip. We never added lettuce or tomato. I am going to give that a try!

M @ Betty Crapper said...

I've never heard of anyone putting eggs in their BLT. Sounds interesting.

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From the Kitchen said...

Delicious and not just for dinner but lunch, breakfast, or snack time. Dill pickle is am absolute must. I've never heard of those potato chips but will be on the lookout for them.

Best,
Bonnie

Pam said...

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, hope you try it! Have a good day!

Jenn, it is like breakfast and I can eat breakfast any time of the day! Yum!!!

Mausi, thanks! The chips are great and I think they are only sold in Ohio and W. Virginia but, they can be ordered on the internet.

I'm not sure what it is with the cilantro, Probably like you said, it is a strong taste. All the other family members love it. I will definitely let you know after I visit TJ and try it. Thanks!


3 hungry tummies, thank you! It's a great sandwich!

Carol at Serendipity, LOL! Good choice with the BLTE! It's one of our favorites for sure!


Linda, those mom's know how to cook! I love just a plain fried egg sandwich on bread slathered with Miracle Whip. I haven't had one in a long time so I'm thinking that just might be lunch today!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I still have bacon in the frig from the party, I might just make this for lunch! It sounds fantastic!! So simple yet awesome!

I've always just used Miracle Whip, bacon, lettuce and tomato on toast. Do you think that Miracle Whip is a midwest thing or is it all over?

Pam said...

M @ Betty Crapper, it's a great sandwich! Thank you so much for the award and I will be checking it out shortly! That was very nice of you!

From the Kitchen, you are so right! It works for any meal and always with a good crisp dill pickle. Thanks!

Debbi, yes! Many times the simplest things are the best and this one really is.

And yes, I think Miracle Whip is a Midwest thing. I read somewhere mayo sales fell during the Depression and Kraft created Miracle Whip as a cheaper alternative. It was introduced at the Chicago World's Fair in the 1930's and was an instant hit.

Carla and Michael said...

I too have never put a fried egg on my BLT's. I will certainly try it next time I want a substantil lunch or maybe even for dinner, though I think of a BLT as a lunch.

Lyndsey said...

This is the way I like it! Isn't it a BELT sandwich? heheh! Now if you make it with swiss cheese instest of lettuce it would be a BEST sandwich! It looks so good yum!

Pam said...

Carla and Michael, wonderful! I hope you try it! It probably is more for lunch but sometimes I like an easy and good dinner. Actually, it seems like breakfast to me so guess it works anytime! :-)


Lyndsey, LOL!! Funny!!! BELT is a perfect name for it cause I'm sure it expands the belt. And BEST would work also because I love Swiss cheese. Or, you could drop the lettuce, add an avocado slice and have a BEAT! Thanks for the laugh!!!!

Salsa Verde said...

Hi Pam,
I need to confess that I'm completely mad at BLT's but that one, with the extra egg??? I'm dying to try it!!
Love,
Lia.

RV said...

This is a winner sandwich.. am loving it.

Pam said...

Salsa Verde, I'm glad you like this one. Like I said when I was young I thought everyone ate it like this. That egg makes it sooo good!

RV, thank you! It tastes like a winner too! have a great rest of the day!

Gloria said...

Pam these sandwichs look georgeous, Love them! gloria

heartnsoulcooking said...

I haven't had one these YUMMY!!! sandwiches in years, my mom always made these for us. I LOVED!!! them THANKS!!!
Geri

^..^Corgidogmama said...

We adore bacon in our house, and this would be a good one to try.
We make BLOATS.
bacon, lettuce, onion, avocado and tomatoes.

Deborah said...

I have never even heard of adding an egg, but you can bet I'll be trying this!!

mr. pineapple man said...

yum!! thanks for the idea!

Joanne said...

I used to eat egg sandwiches like this as well, with some cheese melted on the top! Delicious.

Pam said...

Gloria, thank you! They are the best!

heartnsoulcooking, now you have to make one! Enjoy and thanks!

Corgidogmama, LOL!!! You are very clever! Now I'll have to make a BLOAT! Anything works for me as long as it has bacon. :-) Thanks for the chuckle!

Pam said...

Deborah, great! I hope you like it as much as I do!

mr. pineapple man, you're welcome! And thanks for stopping by!

Joanne, the cheese would make it even better. Thanks for the idea and have a good day!

Zia Elle said...

This is a great sandwich Pam!!

Clements Family said...

That looks great!

Mags said...

We called them BELT sandwiches and knew no other way to make them. When I ordered my first BLT at a restaurant, I asked the waitress where the egg was....LOL

Pam said...

Zia Elle, thanks! Hope you try it, I know you like eggs!

Clements Family, thank you! It's really a great filling sandwich!

Mags, the same happened to me at a friend's house when I was young. I'm glad you like BELT's! Thanks!

Tami said...

Why haven't I thought of adding an egg to a BLT? What a great idea!

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Pam said...

Tami, thank you! I will be checking out the Cookie Carnival!