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

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    Vicki — March 13, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    I’m dying to know what kind of bread that is? A certain brand or a recipe? It looks super yummy – love those seeds on top!

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    • Jessica — March 13th, 2013 @ 10:46 am

      it’s called prairie bread from my local grocery store – not sure if they bake it there or bring it in, but i can find it in the bakery. it’s not packaged with the regular breads. i think it’s just a whole grain bread with a ton of different seeds??

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    Catalina @ Cake with Love — March 13, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    this is so my sandwich! that runny egg, is just beautiful!!

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    Sally G. — March 13, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Two sandwich ideas:

    Fench bread with brie, good spicy salami, greens, and dijon mustard.

    Multigrain baguette with arugula, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

    The brie and salami will be my lunch tomorrow, it’s one of my all-time faves. Enjoy!

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    lclikessnacks — March 13, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    ohmyg.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 13, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    That runny egg is killing me! So scrumptious!

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    lisag — March 13, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    Cubans, French Dips, and Reubens. Also, spotted Buffalo Bacon the other day at grocery; imagine the possibilities.

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    Julie — March 13, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    Anything with a fried egg is automatically amazing.

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    cori — March 13, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    I love me an avocado and strawberry wrap.

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    allie@sweetpotatobites — March 13, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    mmm love avocado on blts. and the fried egg just takes it over the top.

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    Chloe @Ergo-Blog — March 13, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    I have to make this !! YUM!!

    My favorite sandwhich is on a baguette, you slather pesto on both sides, cut up some fresh mozzarella and top that with some sliced tomatoes! So yummy!!! =)

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    Paige — March 13, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    One of the best sandwiches I have ever had was at a cafe in Sandwich, MA (with a name like that, they better have great sandwiches!). It was fresh ham (deli meat, I know, but trust me, delicious with this sandwich), creamy Brie, thinly sliced Granny Smith apples, field greens and cranberry chutney on a Bavarian pretzel roll. I think I had that sandwich four times while we were there because it was so amazing. Gotta stock up while you can and heck, it was vacation! :)

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    Leslie — March 13, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    I had BLT’s on the menu tonight and just happen to have the “extra goodies” so this is SO on the menu tonight. Genius!

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    Katrina — March 13, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    I LOVE curried chicken salad ‘sandwiches’. I make a coconut curry mayo and chunks of mango and wrap it all up in a lettuce wrap. So good!

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    Jesse — March 13, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    oh this would be excellent with the no knead bread!

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    Juliana — March 13, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    This is my favorite kind of sandwich, and I recently posted a recipe for it on my blog, http://www.piecelovecooking.com/2013/01/spicy-fried-egg-blts-with-tomato-confit.html
    The secret to my sandwich is after you fry up the bacon, toast or fry the bread slices in the bacon fat. I know, it’s a heart attack, but everything literally melts in your mouth. So I completely agree with you about the whole oven-baking bacon thing. It’s just silly. Love your recipes!

    XOXO,
    Juliana

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — March 13, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    Totes agree – there are some combos that are just iconic, practically no recipe required. Bacon + Avocado + Tomato + Mayo = The only kind of math I reguarly enjoy practicing.

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    Katie @ Veggie and the Beast — March 13, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    Every TIME you post something with bread I get SO sad that Whole Foods in MN doesn’t carry this Harvest Bread you speak of. The person I asked looked at me like I was a crazy person, so then I asked another person and they looked at me with pity. Not fair!

    THIS is my favorite sandwich. I got the balsamic drizzle idea from you! http://veggieandthebeastfeast.com/2013/02/26/california-caprese-grilled-cheese-sandwich/

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    • Simone — March 13th, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

      Where is the Whole Foods in MN?

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      • Katie @ Veggie and the Beast — March 13th, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

        There’s one in Edina, one in St. Paul, and one by Lake Calhoun, but none of them have the delicious-looking seeded bread the Jessica uses all the time.

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    Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! — March 13, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    There’s a bakery near my parents house in Chicago that does and AMAZING roasted mushroom and swiss chard sandwich with whipped goat cheese on miche. SO good.

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    cindy — March 13, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    this is my favorite stand-by dinner! also, crispy, melt-in-your-mouth bacon is what I always want always…and runny egg yolks…and avocado everything. I like this a lot, pretty much.

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    CHRISTOPHER — March 13, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Those pictures of the runny egg are amazing!!! Also, finally downloaded candy crush…already spent $3 on extra lives…whoops

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    Simone — March 13, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Tasty Kitchen’s guac chicken salad on some flatbread or yummy bread, or eat it with tortilla chips.

    Here’s the link: http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2013/02/guacamole-chicken-salad/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TastyKitchenBlog+%28Tasty+Kitchen+Blog%29

    You’ll seriously want to eat it by a barrell. So good. And it has avoacdos – so you can’t possibly go wrong.

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    Grace — March 13, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    My favorite sandwich is SO simple. A baguette with fig jam spread over it (the Dalmatian brand is the best I’ve found so far) and thick slices of smoked Gouda. You can add prosciutto to it if you want meat, but I just love the combination of the sweet fig and the smoky Gouda. It’s a perfect picnic sandwich and so easy!

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    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — March 13, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    I’m starving for one of these right now, but too lazy to make it. UGH! It looks SOO good.

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    Mandy — March 13, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    One of my favorite go-to sandwiches for a quick easy lunch in the summer is roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and pesto pressed in a panini.

    There’s a sandwich at my favorite gelato shop that I love but have never actually made at home. I wrote down the ingredients last time i was there: fresh mozzarella, provolone, artichokes, roasted red peppers, arugula, olives, basil pesto. And they serve it with balsamic to dip it in but i bet balsamic glaze would be even better.

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — March 13, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    Sometimes we all just want a good sandwich! I crave them sometimes but I’m not good at putting them together this amazingly :)

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — March 13, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    Ha-LICK.

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    Kylie Belli — March 13, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    Jessica all of your posts are just lovely!! I made the Angel Food Cake French Toast this Sunday which was just downright incredible..like seriously incredible. But anyways, I have the secret to great oven bacon (who would have thought?) Bake your Bacon (yes Bacon is capitlized it is that important) on a cookie sheet with wax paper- bake a small first batch and a large second batch without changing the paper..the grease from the first batch will make the second batch perfect..and its the easiest clean up in the world! I hope you can love baked Bacon one day.
    Yours Truly-

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    Laura — March 13, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Well….that just looks divine! I think I’ve just figured out what’s on the menu for dinner tonight.

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    Melissa — March 13, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    I am vegan (because of health issues), but now all I want is BACON. That melts in my mouth. Like only bacon can. Fairly confident that this sandwich is worth the potential havoc it could wreak on my digestive system. Fairly confident.

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    Hope — March 13, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    Howwww do you get your eggs to look so beautiful? Mine always look pretty strange.

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    • Jessica — March 13th, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

      i cook them on an electric griddle! i think i’ll do a post on it since lots of people have asked.

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      • Shawna — March 13th, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

        Please do! That’s why I was reading ALLLLLL the comments to see if anyone else asked! Thanks!!

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    Madeline — March 13, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    This one by Tina over at My Life as a Mrs is to DIE for. Fiance requests this at least once a week. Grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, garlic/basil mayo – YUM! http://www.mylifeasamrs.com/2012/05/bacon-avocado-chicken-club-with-garlic-basil-mayo.html

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    Ellie — March 13, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Nice sandwich! I bake my bacon on a baking sheet, not on a wire rack. It still has those ridges and it gets super crispy. Totally not in the market for grease burns on my arms, which inevitably happens when I try to fry bacon in a pan…

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    Lindsay — March 13, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    Please do a fried egg tutorial! Yours looks perfect!!!

    One of my favorite sandwiches is a whole wheat wrap smeared with dijon mustard with leftover flank steak, strips of roasted red peppers, a few spinach leaves and hummus. Yummy!

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — March 13, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    I’m not sure it would be possible to make this sandwich any better, but I might be inclined to add some fresh basil. I had a sandwich once at a restaurant that was made with grilled chicken, Brie, apple, and fig jam, all on fresh ciabatta. It was pretty epic.

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    Courtney — March 13, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    A restaurant here in New Orleans recently featured a Lenten special that I died over: a catfish club. The fish was panko-breaded, the bread was a cross between French and a hoagie, and there was crispy bacon, avocado, tomato, pickle, mixed greens, and some kind of delicious fancy chipotle aioli coleslaw concoction on top of it. SO. GOOD.

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    Harry — March 13, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    Best sandwich of all time…

    French Baguette
    Curry Mayo
    Turkey (can use roasted turkey breast if you don’t like deli meat)
    Avocado
    Thinly sliced cucumbers
    Mango

    Stack and bam. Sandwich heaven.

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    Lynna — March 13, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    I love adding eggs and avocado to my sandwiches! And I`m always down to hear about other great sandwich combos!

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    Larry — March 13, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    gotDAMN this sandwich looks amazing!! Reminds me of the breakfast sandwich from heaven that I made a few months ago. Simple, yet totally blog worthy: toasted jalapeño cheese bagel with bacon, medium sharp cheddar and sunny-side up egg. OMG I want one right now.

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    Honey What's Cooking — March 13, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    looks delicious, I make a similar sandwich with fried egg and avocado mash on a biscuit and seasonings, so good. Believe it or not, I don’t eat bacon. I know, imagine that? lol.

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    Katy @KatysKitchen — March 13, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    Hahaha…I HATE it when lettuce comes flying out of the sandwich! Those baby greens are the best.

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    Joanne — March 13, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    One of my favorite sandwiches is a grown up grilled cheese sandwich with dijon mustard, extra-sharp cheddar cheese, granny smith apple and bacon.

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    peabody — March 13, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    Good to see that your one good avocado was used for this! YUM

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    Colette @ JFF! — March 13, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    Breakfast
    of
    CHAMPIONS!

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — March 13, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    Sandwich idea: This sandwich, but add smoked gouda or smoked mozzarella. I’ve done just that before, and it will make you cry happy tears and refuse to eat anything else for 3 days straight.

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — March 13, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    Looks great! This is one of my favourite sandwiches!

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    Melissa — March 13, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    Sandwich porn. Wow. I’m in love.

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    Laura — March 13, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    this has just become my dinner for tonight! Thanks!! x

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    jennifer — March 13, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    wow. total food porn. looks fabulous!

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    Jessie Sanders — March 13, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    Hell-o, I have never commented but am totally obsessed with your blog!! Like morning coffee, check and how sweat eats, double check!! Anyway sandwiches, this is so not anything but I love making a green chili mayo and putting it on a grilled cheese with pepperjack and sharp cheddar:))

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    Carina — March 13, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

    Hi! I just wanted to say that I recently stumbled across your blog looking for ideas for my boyfriend’s upcoming birthday party (I’m planning to go with a pork and beer theme), and have become addicted. We’ve actually talked about writing a blog together about our food experiences, travels, relationship stuff, etc. and your blog has actually been quite an inspiration. Keep up the great work. Already tried out a couple of the recipes, including this one, super yummy.

    As far as no lunch meat sandwich recipes, I made something very similar to this Grilled Tuna with Lemon-Habanero Mayo by Bobby Flay recently and it was by far the best tuna sandwich I’ve ever had. And I normally DETEST tuna (at least the kind that comes from a can)! Hope you like it: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/grilled-tuna-salad-sandwiches-with-lemon-habanero-mayonnaise-and-watercress-recipe/index.html

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