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Elevate Your BLT Game With This Scrumptious And Upgraded Version Of A Classic Sandwich

This chef-level BLT is a mouthwatering treat that combines the rich flavors of bacon, creamy avocado mayo, and a perfectly fried egg if you choose to add it. Making the best-ever BLT requires attention to detail and some special touches. Here’s how to make a top-notch BLT:


  • Ripe heirloom tomatoes
  • Fresh bacon slices (the quantity depends on your preference and the size of your bread)
  • Whole wheat sourdough or ciabatta bread
  • Arugula (or your preferred lettuce)
  • Avocado Mayo:
    • 1/2 ripe avocado
    • 2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • Optional: Spicy mayo or garlic aioli as a substitute
  • Ghee (or butter/olive oil spray) for toasting the bread
  • Optional: 1 fried egg for an added layer of flavor
  • Flaky sea salt and cracked black pepper for seasoning
  • Toothpicks for assembling


  1. Cook the Bacon: Place the bacon on a sheet pan fitted with a Silpat and a rack. This allows the bacon to cook evenly and become crispy. You can broil on low or bake at 400°F until the bacon reaches your desired level of crispiness.
  2. Prepare the Bread: Heat ghee in a frying pan. Once melted and hot, place slices of your chosen bread into the pan, ensuring both sides are soaked in the ghee. Toast until golden brown and crispy.
  3. Make the Avocado Mayo: In a bowl, mash half an avocado until smooth. Mix in the mayonnaise until well combined. This creamy spread will elevate your BLT’s flavor.
  4. Assemble the BLT:
    • Spread a generous amount of avocado mayo on one side of both toast slices.
    • Place a row of overlapped tomato slices on one toast slice and season with flaky sea salt and black pepper.
    • On the other slice, lay a pile of arugula.
    • Arrange crispy bacon over the tomatoes.
    • Optional: If you’re adding a fried egg, place it on top of the bacon.
    • Combine both sides to form your sandwich.
    • Secure with two toothpicks, one on each side, for easier and cleaner slicing.
  5. Serve & Enjoy: Slice the BLT in half and enjoy it with your favorite side, be it chips, salad, or a pickle.

Chef’s Tips:

  • For a mouthwatering bite, ensure your bacon is freshly cooked and warm during assembly.
  • Slice your tomatoes uniformly to ensure even distribution of flavors.
  • Leftover tomato? Whip up a quick salsa or salad.

Personal Note: This isn’t just another BLT. The flavors are intensified by the creamy avocado mayo and the ghee-toasted bread. The optional fried egg adds another layer of richness. Each bite is a harmonious blend of crispy, creamy, and juicy textures. Enjoy!

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