Gilding a BLT

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 12, 2010 at 1:14pm

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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  1. By SML on June 17, 2010 at 8:44AM

    Thanks Wry! We had one again the next day, ha. Didn't want to waste a ripe avocado ;)

  2. By WryWyvern on June 13, 2010 at 7:52AM

    Avocados are simply my favourite fruit - this looks delicious!

  3. By SML on June 13, 2010 at 7:12AM

    I just had bacon/avocado for breakfast - it was amazing :) Sometimes egg avocado, or bacon tomato, or avocado tomato - the options are all delicious. I love that scene too, very impressive, the woman is in serious shape. The movie improves after multiple viewings, I've found. For some reason (cable), I've seen it probably 10 times. Cloris Leachman rocks.

  4. By Megan Gordon on June 12, 2010 at 11:42PM

    Um, yum, I just had a BLA or ("blah") as my coworkers jokingly call it today for lunch: Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado. Sometimes nothing tastes better. Fun post. I liked that movie...LOVE the running scenes where Tea Leoni proclaims "on the left" like a crazy person :)