Bacon. Poached Eggs. Avocado. Fresh, sweet, summer cherry tomatoes. Tender baby lettuce. Sliced sourdough bread that has been brushed with olive oil and toasted outside on the grill until it is just the right amount of charred.
You’re with me, right? Yes, this is Eggs Benedict meets BLT meets Guacamole…it’s the perfect mash-up of some of my favorite comfort foods, all on one lucky plate. You want to soft cook the poached eggs so they are just the right amount of runny, because they are going to take the place of the million calorie and tricky to make hollandaise sauce that usually goes on Eggs Benedict.
Meantime, you are going to marinate those gorgeous baby tomatoes and the avocado in a little dressing of garlic, fresh chopped basil, olive oil and a teeny bit of wine vinegar. That’s where you get just a little of the guacamole taste…not exactly the real thing, but a close cousin.
Now send someone reliable out to the grill to toast up the sourdough bread…or any other substantial bread that you have on hand. One slice per person, because this is an open-faced sandwich. (I’m going through an open-faced sandwich phase this summer. I love them.)
You cook up the bacon and the poached egg in the meantime. Or do it in any order you like – one of the great things about this sandwich is that you can make the other stuff ahead of time and have it at room temperature and save cooking the egg for the very end.
Now the assembly: spread a little mayo on the grilled bread, then layer on some some lettuce, then the bacon, then some of the tomato mixture. Pop an egg on top and break it just enough for the yolk to spread over the whole thing. Drop a few more tomatoes on top. It’s going to be the one of the best things you ever tasted, I promise. Almost as good as a practically empty jar of peanut butter.
Here’s the recipe!
Recipe adapted from My Recipes via Southern Living