Wednesday, November 10, 2010

epic BLT

What do you think this might be for?

Oh that's right, it's a big, greasy BLT, loaded with so many toppings that you have to eat it with a knife and fork.

I wanted to make a BLT with my food co-op tomatoes, and I also wanted to use some avocado. California must have had quite a bumper crop this summer, because even here in New York they were unusually cheap and delicious this year.

I don't know why I even bothered to google making a BLT, but I am glad that I did, because Thomas Keller's recipe gave me the brilliant idea of adding melted cheese and a fried egg. Leave it to a world class chef to come up with a bacon egg and cheese/BLT/grilled cheese combo. An unholy alliance of all things fatty and delicious, this was one epic sandwich.

I may not be a world class chef, but I have to say that I think I did Keller one better with the addition of avocado. And in a further stroke of genius, I also tossed on some caramelized onions. If I had had time, I would have even made the mayonnaise from scratch, but Hellman's did just fine.

I think it's safe to say that there's not much you could do to make this sandwich more delicious, and making this during the day allowed me to get actual good photos with natural light! Imagine that!

Yeah, that's the money shot.


  1. No, the money shot would be pictures of you eating this with grease, yolk, avocado etc. all over your craw.

  2. Oy, my arteries hurt just looking at this. Andvmy mouth is watering too.

  3. This is the greatest sandwich in the history of sandwiches.