Welcome to another Food Fight! Fantastical Food Fight is a group of food bloggers who will get a theme or ingredient each month and make some sort of variation for it. It could be traditional or nontraditional and can be found in a cookbook, on a blog, or be a blogger's own creation! For more details, check out this page.
Did you know April is National BLT Month? I didn't until I was researching a good theme for April's Food Fight. This month, we were challenged to make a BLT. The rules were that it had to be a sandwich that contained bacon, a leafy green, and tomato. I'm curious to see all the new ways to make a BLT because I found plenty of variations that had me sweating trying to narrow it down. In the end, I chose a BLT with fried egg and gouda because I love fried egg sandwiches and gouda goes well on literally all the things. Okay, maybe not all the things, but a lot of them. :)
I chose to slightly modify the original recipe that I found because the bacon is turned into bourbon maple bacon and I do not like maple and I had no bourbon. I also left out the avocado because I am the only one who will eat avocado in my family. I really loved how the gouda and egg and chipotle mayo made this BLT so much better than just a plain BLT!
What you need:
- 4 to 6 slices thick cut bacon, cooked
- 4 slices bread (I used honey wheat)
- 2 to 4 oz. smoked gouda cheese, sliced
- 2 cups spring mix greens
- 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
- 2 eggs, fried
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chipotle mayonnaise
- Drizzle tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; set aside.
- Preheat the broiler and fry your eggs in a skillet.
- Meanwhile, toast bread slightly in a toaster, then lay out pieces of bread on a baking sheet that has been lined with aluminum foil.
- Spread chipotle mayo on two slices of bread and then top all four slices with gouda.
- Broil for 30 seconds just until cheese melts.
- Remove from under the broiler and divide spring mix on the slices with mayo.
- Then top with tomato, bacon, and egg. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Top with slice of bread with melted cheese, slice, and serve!
Last month's PB&J winner is Sarah from The Pajama Chef with her lovely Baked PB&J Pie!
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