Thomas Keller and I go way back. I was lucky enough to meet him at a book signing last spring, and my culinary world immediately changed. I already knew how talented he is, but I never realized he is such a great guy. Honestly, one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I’d like to think of Thomas Keller as my friend. He would probably consider me more of a stalker. (Disclaimer to Keller’s reps: I am not now, nor have I ever actually stalked Thomas Keller. I’m simply stalking his mind).
Case in point, this sandwich. I was recently doing some sandwich research for work, and putting together a sandwich spreadsheet (because my life is awesome!) and I came across this recipe. I never saw the movie Spanglish, for which it was created, but I think the sandwich is universal.
It was intended for a late-night sandwich craving in the movie, but I think it’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner as well! My stomach loves it, and so will yours. Thanks, TK, for another winner. Love, your biggest stalker fan, Victoria 😉
BLT Sandwich with Fried Egg and Cheese (The World’s Greatest Sandwich from Spanglish)
- 3 to 4 thick slices bacon
- 2 slices Monterey Jack cheese
- 2 slices Pain de Campagne (rustic country loaf) toasted
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 4 slices tomato
- 2 leaves butter lettuce aka Boston lettuce or bibb lettuce
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 egg
- Cook the bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels and set aside.
- Place the slices of cheese on one slice of the toasted bread and place in a toaster oven or under a broiler to melt the cheese.
- Spread the other slice of toast with the mayonnaise, top with the cooked bacon, the sliced tomato, and the lettuce.
- In a nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Fry the egg, turning over briefly when the bottom is set (keep the yolk runny!)
- Slide the finished egg on top of the lettuce. Top with the other slice of toast, melted cheese side down. Place the sandwich on a plate and slice in half, letting the yolk run down the sandwich.