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…
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.
BLAT Breakfast Sandwich
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
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.