Gilding a BLT
Have you seen the movie Spanglish? It’s not a terrible movie, especially given The Sandwich – a scene-stealer, developed by French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller. Basically a BLT, with the sumptuous addition of melted cheese and a fried egg. Adam Sandler’s character lovingly prepares it all, step-by-step, then pours himself a tall, cold beer to wash it all down. Holy Hannah. It’s hard to top Paz Vega’s gorgeousness, but The Sandwich comes awfully close.
John and I love a close approximation, pretty much the Spanglish with avocado instead of melted cheese. There’s nothing to making it – just put together a BLT, using the bacon drippings to fry an egg to your liking (yeah). Go for the original version (check out a video here), or lightly mash half of an avocado with a sprinkle of salt and spread on one piece of the toast in place of the cheese. When tomatoes are actually good around here? Help. Us.
(I had zero light for pics, sorry, did the best I could. It has been dark in Minnesota for days, grrr.)
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