Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Thomas Keller’s scrumptious recipe combines three of the world’s most popular sandwiches—bacon, lettuce and tomato; fried egg; and grilled cheese.
- 4 slices thick bacon
- 2 slices monterey jack cheese
- 2 slices rustic white bread, thick slices, toasted and hot
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 4 slices tomatoes
- 2 leaves butter lettuce
- 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
- 1 large egg
- In a skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat, turning, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
- 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.
- 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.
What could be better than a warm sandwich when you decide not to make dinner... (hubby is in the 'dog house' tonight). Thanks for the reminder of a classic sandwiich. I've been making them this way all of my lifetime (but I skip the tomatoes). Just ate one after reading your post. YUM! Thanks a lot, hun. :) Oops... I forgot to say that I do break the yolk while frying (personal preference), and I use "sour-dough" bread, and "white farm house cheddar" cheese. This is the perfect "some-what" grilled cheese sandwich +PLUS! (I still prefer the pan with butter method, but this is a lot quicker). Thank you for reminding me that "simple" is sometimes better! I will make this variation again :)
I made this ever-so-easy to make & yummy sammie for a family brunch Sat using whole wheat sandwich bread & very thinly sliced smoked gouda cheese. My DH likes having brunch as it normally includes a dessert, so I combined it w/Lemon Cream Scones by Bayhill + some fresh fruit. My BIL made the prize rating comment when he said ~ On a scale of 1-10, I give this a 9.5 ... only because I felt I needed to leave room for you to improve on it, but I am not sure that is possible. Thx for sharing this classic recipe combo w/us.
Good sammie! I like my yolks runny, and like breezermom it made it a challenge to eat it. lol. But it was worth it - messy sandwiches are always the best! This was simple and I used a maple-flavored bacon that really put it over the top. Thanks MsPia for sharing. Made for Cooking Tag Mania.