BLT Fried Egg-and-Cheese Sandwich

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Thomas Keller's scrumptious recipe combines three of the world's most popular sandwiches—bacon, lettuce and tomato; fried egg; and grilled cheeseMore Recipes from Thomas Keller

BLT Fried Egg-and-Cheese Sandwich
Photo: © Kana Okada
Total Time:
20 mins
Yield:
1 sandwich

Ingredients

  • 4 thick slices of bacon

  • 2 slices of Monterey Jack cheese

  • 2 thick slices of rustic white bread, toasted and hot

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 4 tomato slices

  • 2 leaves of butter lettuce

  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter

  • 1 large egg

Directions

  1. In a skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat, turning, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

  2. Set the Monterey Jack slices on 1 piece of toast. Spread the mayonnaise on the other slice of toast, then top with the bacon, tomato and lettuce.

  3. In a small, nonstick skillet, melt the butter. Add the egg and fry over moderate heat, turning once, until crisp around the edge, about 4 minutes; the yolk should still be runny. Slide the egg onto the lettuce; close the sandwich and eat right away.

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