So. Just how offended will you be if I tell you how to make a sandwich?

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It’s not that I’m assuming that you don’t know HOW to make a sandwich. I’m sure you do. But sometimes… you just forget how to make a killer sandwich. And when I say you, I mean us. Collectively as a group. One big group of invisible internet friends.

There are so many delicious meals out there that sometimes I don’t even think of my favorite simple combinations. And they are my favorite for a reason – because they are so freaking good. But noooo… I have to try and be all foodie-esque and make things complicated and occasionally disgusting all in the name of flavor.

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That is why I had to share my sandwich. I really wasn’t even going to tell you about this at all, but then I started taking pictures of my lunch on Monday and it all went downhill from there. It’s not like it’s just any old BLT. And it’s not like it’s just any old BLAT, or whatever it is that you folks call that with an avocado. It has avocado AND an egg AND spicy mayo.

So many things!

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And here is my key to a good sandwich: season every layer. EVERY LAYER. Well, okay in this case, don’t season the bacon. But everything else? Season the heck out of it. Just a tiny little sprinkle. Use your hands. You can control it that way. Salt shakers are the devil. Also, using your hands is more fun. You will forever find salt in all crevices of your house. It’s true.

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My bacon looks creepy and flat because I baked it. I gotta be honest: I am not a huge fan of baking the bacon. I would take a big skillet and flying grease and tiny burns all over my arms any day if it gives me crispy bacon. Whenever I bake it on the wire rack, it just flattens out and gets all… blah. Sure, it’s less messy, but also? It takes forever. Really, for-ev-er. Say it like you’re in The Sandlot. That’s how long it takes.

I much prefer my bacon to fry in it’s own grease and then it gets all wrinkly and crinkly and looks like it has ridges and if I’m being frank, it sort of just melts in your mouth. You know, the only way that bacon can melt in your mouth.

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Another thing I’m kinda weirdly particular on when it comes to my sandwiches is the lettuce. Sure, I’d technically prefer no lettuce at all (you know me so well), but then what would we have? Not a BLT… a BT? That’s weird. So I make it manageable by using loose lettuce greens, like the baby romaine above. I can’t stand when you bite into a sandwich and the singular, large leaf of lettuce comes flying out of the sandwich. I mean, come on. You know there is no way I am stuffing that greenery back inside.

This helps that wildly important world issue.

Also: must have seedy, grainy, crusty bread. Crusty in a good way, of course.

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Now that I’ve shown you about eight pictures of one sandwich and talked incessantly about it… can you give me some more sandwich ideas? I’m sort of in a sandwich mood. Oh, but one caveat. Does that even make sense? I don’t really love deli meat.

So if you could give me some additional high-maintenance sandwich ideas like this one, I’ll love you forever.

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Avocado BLT's with Spicy Mayo and Fried Eggs

Yield: serves 2

Total Time: 30 minutes (if you have to cook the bacon/eggs)

Ingredients:

6 slices thick-cut bacon, fried
4 slices whole grain bread, toasted
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon sriracha (or your favorite hot sauce)
2 bunches of baby romaine lettuce
1 tomato, sliced + seasoned with salt and pepper
1/2 avocado, sliced + seasoned with salt and pepper
2 eggs, cooked as desired

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together mayo and sriracha.

Assemble the sandwiches: spread spicy mayo over the toast. Top with lettuce, tomato, bacon, avocado and eggs, making sure to season each layer (except for the bacon) as you go.

Yes, I just told you how to make a sandwich.

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Oh heck I’ll love you anyway.

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173 Responses to “Avocado BLT’s with Spicy Mayo and Fried Eggs.”

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    Jessica — March 13, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    Hi! I loooove your sandwich. Is that a little too enthusiastic? Sorry, I get excited about things…
    Anywayz. I know that this is totally third grade but my favorite sandwich after a BLT is a grilled cheese. Not the fancy kind. But white bread fried in butter til its toast then a heaping pile of shredded cheddar tossed on top. Not the pre-shredded bag cheese, but actual block cheese that was shredded by me (it tastes different, better. I can’t explain), then fried until all of the cheese is melted. Accompanied by tomato soup and a glass of milk of course. I suppose that you could use any kind of cheese or bread that you want, but for my comfort food it’s just plain ole. Ya know? Hope this is helpful :)

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    Tara — March 14, 2013 @ 12:33 am

    I just made sloppy joes on grilled french bread. OMG soooo simple but sooooooo good! I made home fries to go along.

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — March 14, 2013 @ 12:37 am

    YUM.

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    Laura from College Fashionista — March 14, 2013 @ 6:17 am

    The most stuck up sandwich I can think of? Crusty olive ciabatta (or foccacia) with fig preserves, sliced prosciutto, chevre, a bunch of arugula, and oil+balsamic to taste. mmm.

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    Kristi Rimkus — March 14, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Love the kick you’ve added with sriracha. I think you’re right, I’d forgotten how good a killer sandwich can be. Your sandwich, with that creamy egg on top, if perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 14, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    I’m all over these! Love this Jess!

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    Martha — March 14, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    I’m with Vicki….gotta know what kind of bread it is and where you purchased it??
    it looks awesome as well as all the othere stuff on it!!

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    3girls1apple — March 14, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Anything with egg, avocado, & bacon i’m SOLD!!! I swear put it in cereal and i will eat it. lol. Nice job =)

    3girls1apple.com.

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    Karly — March 14, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    The only thing you’ve done to offend me is not invite me over for a bite of this. Ya jerk.

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    chrissie — March 14, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    I just heard that if you bake bacon ini a baking sheet with sides (not on a rack) it still gets crispy from cooking in its own grease but it’s flat, too! I haven’t tried it yet though so I’m not sure if it’s true.

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — March 14, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    My friend Theresa (@ aspoonfulofsunshine.com) has lately been hashtagging her awesome egg photos with #yolkporn. Totally applicable here.

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    Michelle — March 14, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

    Wow this looks so good :)

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    Alycia — March 14, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    Sometimes, a simple sandwich is all you need. These were our dinner last night and wow, were they delicious. Just the kind of comfort meal we needed at the end of a long day and commute home in the pouring rain. Very ‘inspired’ BLT’s I must say!!!

    And p.s. I will never be able to eat mayo without putting Sriracha in it now thanks to you….so amazing!!! Why have I never done this??!

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    Amanda — March 14, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    Oh my, you had me from the first photo. This looks amazing!

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — March 14, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    Such a great looking sandwich! I love bacon and avocado sandwiches, going to have to try one with the fried egg addition now!

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    Julia — March 14, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    Hi there!

    I have a wonderful sandwich for you, one that i make all the time and is very easy! it is focaccia bread, with pesto spread on one half, goat cheese spread on the other, and sliced granny smith apples in the middle. that’s it! so simple, but so, so good. try it!

    Julia

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    jeri — March 14, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    That sandwich looks amazing, and kudos on your egg photography.. Completely off-topic, I just discovered a blog where someone made her own SPRINKLES! I can’t imagine ever doing such a thing, but I immediately thought of you. I have to admit, it does look like big, messy fun. Anyway, here’s the link, just in case you can’t help yourself: http://us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.rand=2qij59li3t4ok.

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    FashionEdible — March 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    Beautiful pictures! My favorite sandwich is a VERY simple sandwich. Archer Farms feta-red pepper dip spread on crusty bread that’s stuffed with all sorts of veggies: cucumbers, green peppers, tomatoes.

    AMAZING! In my opinion, of course ;)

    FashionEdible Blog

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    Xenia — March 15, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    My last sandwich had aioli, chicken, bacon, (fresh) spinach and fried mushrooms. So lovely. And with the leftovers I added pesto – just for the heck of it! :D

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    Halle G — March 15, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    You just put all of my favorite things into one sandwich!!

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    Koko @ Koko Likes — March 16, 2013 @ 1:18 am

    OH EM GEE. YUM. Want this NOW!

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    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living — March 16, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    This looks like one killer sandwich! Anything with a runny egg yolk is good in my book ;). Here are some sandwiches I’ve made and loved: http://www.healthyfoodforliving.com/?page_id=30012?search_term=Sandwich&ui=720

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    Angie — March 16, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    Please do a sunny side up egg tutorial, those are the most beautiful eggs I have ever seen!

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    Ross @ TheFaceBaby — March 16, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

    FORRRRRRRRRevvvvvvvvvvverrrrrrrrrrrr.

    I don’t know if this counts, because it’s a classic sandwich-turned-dessert. But your Sandlot comment got me thinking about PB&J smores. Ever done ‘em? Peanut butter and honey graham crackers. Thin layer of peanut butter on the cracker itself (you know, because the insides aren’t sticky enough already). Strawberry-jam-flavored marshmallow fluff. Chocolate / peanut butter cups. Melted just right with a drizzle of honey. Do it.

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    Shannon — March 18, 2013 @ 12:27 pm
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    Tara — March 18, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    Oh my god. This looks phenomenal. All the things I love on one sandwich. I loveee your blog, keep up the amazing posts! :)

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    S. @ The Captivating Life — March 19, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    First time reader and I’ll be back! Love bacon, love avocado, and love spicy mayo. Yum! Never tried a BLT with an egg but today might be the day. One of my favourite sandwiches is the guacamole grilled cheese. You’d think maybe the avocado and cheese would be too much together, but they’re not – they’re actually perfect together. SO delicious!

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    Lux — March 20, 2013 @ 3:57 am

    The picture with the yolk oozing out of the egg…….. drooling oops

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    Anne Marie — March 22, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

    The best sandwich ever, and Harriet the Spy will agree, is just a simple tomato sandwich. It seems to easy, right? But with amazing, fresh sourdough bread, ripe summertime heirloom tomatoes, mayo, and just the right amount of sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, it can be heavenly.

    I’m also big on goat cheese, honey, and pear grilled cheese.

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    Samantha l — March 25, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    Delicious! My husband asked if we could eat this everyday. Great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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    Michelle — March 26, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    OMG, this just looks so delish, I am totally making this!

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    Kelly — March 28, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

    That oozing yolk is basically food porn. Yum!

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    Janet — April 2, 2013 @ 7:06 am

    Trying this recipe tonight. Thanks for the idea!

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    Claire — April 3, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

    i love, love, love your blog. i hope mine will be as good as yours in the future!

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    Patty Kivlen Duckrey — April 6, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    I have only read your recipes…and I am salivating!!!! I can’t wait to make them, especially the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Trifle and the BLT with Avocado, Fried Egg, and Spicy Mayo!!!!
    Your recipes and writing are BRILLIANT!!! I look forward to following you and actually making these yummy dishes.
    Thank you for your creativity! :-)

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    • Patty Kivlen Duckrey — April 6th, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

      How could I have possibly forgotten to mention your beautiful photography!!!! <3

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    Tyler — July 13, 2013 @ 12:29 am

    You should try baking your bacon on stoneware. My wife got a Pampered Chef stone cookie sheet and it gets bacon crunchy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside amazing. And does it in about 20 minutes.

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    Diana — July 26, 2013 @ 1:11 am

    Sandwich looks good. The spicy mayo sounds wonderful. I’ve made a mayo/salsa combo for years. The egg is probably the grossest thing I’ve seen, but everything else sounds delicious.

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    Rhea — August 10, 2013 @ 11:52 pm
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    Betsy Stover — September 1, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    I prepared this tonight for Sunday night supper – using a combo micro greens ( kale, pea shoots, daikon) instead of the baby romaine – and it was the best sandwich I’ve made or eaten in the longest time! Thanks for the inspiration! Can’t wait for your next installment of brilliance!

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    Karen Doll — September 17, 2013 @ 1:35 pm
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    Judith — September 30, 2013 @ 1:54 am

    Looks Wonderful………..I’ll Be Making This One Sometime This Week,,,,,Thanks For The Recipe……

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    Musashi Spicy Mayo — November 19, 2013 @ 1:48 am

    Wow Jessica. Great post the sandwich looks absolutely delicious!
    Side note: Your pictures are incredible!!! Really, fantastic shots..made my mouth water!

    If your interested check out some of our spicy mayo recipe ideas. We try to venture away from traditional Japanese used and explore the versatile of spicy mayo sauce -> http://musashispicymayo.com/spicy-mayo-recipes/

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    Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents — December 13, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    I just made these for dinner and they were FABULOUS!!!! Thanks!

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    Ari — February 10, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

    Just made these dudes for breakfast! A little too rich for the first meal of the day for me but I was out of lettuce so maybe that would have broken it up. Still super yummy, thanks!

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