3/22/10

blt's with caesar mayo



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.

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.

Get it?

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.

13 comments:

Rebecca said...

Who puts Miracle Whip on a BLT? Actually, who puts Miracle Whip on anything? Clearly your sandwich was made by a sadistic sociopath. That is just nasty.

Your BLT, on the other hand, is glorious. I will make one with that Caesar mayo and soon...

Julia said...

Miracle Whip is too sweet. Never figured out why people like it.

Though, you kinda get your egg from the mayo. I mean, there *is* egg in there. And I love the avocado!!

stacey said...

other one that i NEED to eat!

Mayberry Magpie said...

I would have demanded a new sandwich with mayo. It's only right.

There's a place in Tulsa called Dilly Deli that sells a fried egg sandwich (with mayo) plus bacon and avocado on grilled sourdough bread. It's to-die for and I eat it every time I dine there. The best part is that I order my fried eggs (yes, one egg per half sandwich . . . a real calorie buster!) over-easy and the yolk runs down my chin while I eat the monster sandwich.

LilSis said...

That's probably the best lookin' BLT that I've ever seen. And, I would have had the same reaction about the Miracle Whip! That would totally ruin the sandwich for me! My husband and I are the exact opposites when it comes to the subject of mayo.

He grew up with Miracle Whip and sweet pickle relish in tuna salad and I grew up with Mayo and dill pickle. Weird...

I'm going to have to try this Caesar version of Mayo.

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

I HAVE to make that mayo. OMG it looks so good. I am a Miracle Whip hater too. My friend makes an awesome potato salad and she does add some MW to it, I think thats the only way I've eaten it. Cookies look great too, off to the cookie blog.

Kristin said...

Ugh. Miracle Whip. What I hate is when you specifically ask if it's MW/salad dressing or real mayo, are assured that it's the real deal & then you get a bite of that God-awful Miracle Whip!

You know, strawberry shortcake is breakfast too. And any kind of fruit crisp.

Pam said...

Oh my gosh! The sandwich looks delicious and I love it kicked up a notch with the Caesar mayo! Yum! That would make a great meal today!

mlmnttlkr said...

How in the world have I never thought to put avocado on my BLT's before?!? Somehow I have a feeling that will make it feel more like a real dinner and not just a sandwich as well. This will be on my table sometime within the week!

Cali said...

this sounds so good! can you come make it for me for lunch??

Girl Schmuck said...

Oh my that look so good, and I love Miracle Whip. I love avacado. Ok I love all kinds of food. But in Florida we copy everyone. Cuba, Mexico, Cali, NY, all of it. YUM. I will def be back to check out more of your yummyness. Thanks for posting.
Amy

JennyMac said...

ACK Miracle Whip is awful...ppl in the world are too addicted to sugar...the jarred spaghetti sauces taste too sugary for me. I've had students who asked to put sugar on their lasagna, spaghetti and chili for they said it wasn't sweet enough...WTF? (BTW, I said NO way to the sugar additions the students requested)

Anonymous said...

There is a restraunt in Portland OR that serves the perfect BLT&E. Cafe Nell is where you need to go. Amazing.
-Lauren