BLAT Breakfast Sandwich

You know how inspiration always comes the moment you’ve sliced your BLAT in half love-ways (you know it means you love them extra-lot when you slice diagonally), sat down to a round white table where your cute boyfriend is ready to pummel into his sandwich, honey-dijon aioli dripping out the sies of his plate?

It happened again.

That EXACT SAME THING happened to me. It always happens, doesn’t it? Steve is thisclose to sinking teeth into that sucker when I say (somewhat frantically) “I SHOULDA PUT A FRIED EGG IN THE MIDDLE!”

I mean, why not? Look at all the space right there. See it? Right there in the center? It’s just crying out for a fried egg. SOBBING TINY TEARS of Honey-Dijon Aioli.

And anyway, it’s a BREAKFAST BLAT. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!!!

Steve insisted that I sit down and stop freaking a wooly sheep over the whole thing. He said the sammy was perfection just as it was. (Good boyfriends, like mothers, should say such things.)

But I was all…

UH.

OHHH.

EEEE.

EEEEK.

ITHINKITNEEDSAFRIEDEGG.

To which Steve said, “It’s perfect.”

See what I mean? Good boyfriend.

So I sat sulkily down and sank into my sandwich. Bit hard, like I was punishing the thing for it’s lack of birthing a perfectly fried egg all into my mouth.

CHEW. CHEW. SILENT CHOMP.

I tried to be mad for a really long time. But, know what? The Good Boyfriend be right. The breakfast BLAT is good without eggs. (But I sneaked a fried egg option into the recipe, just to keep you from having to live without it.)

That’s just what good girlfriends do.

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BLAT Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients:

4 slices seedy bread, toasted
8 pieces of peppered thick-cut bacon, cooked 'til crisp and halved
1 large tomato, sliced thin
1 avocado, sliced thin
1 cup arugula
2 poached or fried eggs (optional)
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon dijon mustard

Directions:

Prepare all ingredients. Layer tomato slices, avocado slices, arugula, bacon, and the poached egg (if you're rocking that out) together between slices of toast.

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, honey, and dijon mustard. Slather on toast. Slice sammy and serve post-haste.

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6 Responses to “BLAT Breakfast Sandwich”

  1. 1

    Grace Choi on January 30, 2013 at 4:06 am Reply

    My mouth is watering! Guess what I am making for breakfast? and lunch? and dinner? Thanks for the recipe. When Steve gets full, I will be happy to be your taste tester! haha

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    addie | culicurious on January 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm Reply

    yummmmmm…. BLATs are awesome. Eggs are awesome. You’re awesome :)

  3. 3

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar on January 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm Reply

    Loooove this! A fried egg on top would definitely make this perfect. Great recipe to start the day!

  4. 4

    Danielle on January 31, 2013 at 8:41 pm Reply

    I made this tonight and will definitely make it again, maybe even for guests. I roasted the tomatoes and it was a yummy burst of flavor.

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    anna on January 31, 2013 at 11:10 pm Reply

    is that dave’s killer bread? is it? is it? is it? it looks like it! mmmm i love eggs on bread. all that other sandwich stuff sounds great too!

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    Hillary on February 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm Reply

    Be still my beating heart!

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