Rich and I went for breakfast a couple of days ago. What does this have to do with blt's? Everything.
I have this crazy notion that BLT's are the perfect breakfast food. Toast, bacon, veggies, and a side of fries. It is everthing you want and crave in a breakfast. Except for an egg but everytime I try to order an egg over easy on the top waitresses give me that arched eyebrow thing they got going on. I know they are thinking, 'Honey what in the hell wrong with you? Did your mama drop you on your head when you was a baby? Order some eggs, toast and a side of bacon. Don't make my job more difficult than it already is. A BLT with an egg on top? Who has ever heard of such a thing.'
It's easier not to ask anymore than deal with the strange looks. Because really I am not a freak.
So anyways, Rich and I went out to breakfast the other day to our favorite local dive diner and I ordered a BLT and a 1/2 order of fries. I was looking forward to my BLT. I was hungry... starving... don't mess with me because I will bite off your arm hungry.
And then my BLT arrived, I took a bite and BLECH!!!!
What in hell?
Miracle Whip on a BLT.
Oh no they didn't.
Oh yes they did!
Fucking Mircle Whip on a BLT.
OH GOD GET IT OUT OF MY MOUTH!
Well let's just say I didn't finish my sandwich and was angry for the rest of the day BECAUSE THERE WAS MIRACLE WHIP ON MY BLT.
I had to right this wrong quickly before my tastebuds suffered from too much post traumatic stress.
Miracle Whip on a BLT. The worst kind of sin. Who dropped that guy on the head?
blt's with caesar mayo: sunset magazine
8 slices thick cut bacon
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 medium garlic clove
1 drained canned anchovy fillet
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
8 large slices crusty bread
2 large ripe red tomatoes, sliced
About 1/4 tsp. coarse sea salt
4 large romaine lettuce leaves
1 avocado, sliced
In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook bacon, turning occasionally, until lightly browned and crisp but not brittle, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, parmesan, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, anchovy, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire. Whirl until smooth. Scrape into a small bowl.
Spread Caesar mayo on bread slices. Top half with tomato and sprinkle with sea salt. Add bacon, lettuce, avocado and remaining bread slices. Serve with extra mayo.
Tasting Notes: I am not really a mayonnaise fan period. I don't care for the smell more than anything else BUT this mayo is good and don't get all freaked out by the anchovy. It just adds a layer of depth to the mayonnaise that gave it some bite. While I am not a fan of sneaking ingredients into food without telling anybody. I didn't tell the kids about the anchovies in the mayo and they didn't complain about the taste and my kids are like the Princess and the Pea except with their tastebuds and not a mattress. So if they didn't complain I think this passes muster.
Mayo and muster.
Who's mama dropped them on the head when they were a baby?
My mama, that's who!
Craving something sweet after all that craziness? Check out this recipe from my cookie blog. Hazelnut and White Chocolate Cookies.
Posted by krysta at 11:00 AM