Ok, envision for a moment what it would be like to work in a restaurant. While some of you may be familiar with the frantic pace, the long hours and the ever-changing schedules, others may have no idea what restaurant life is like. Many people have asked me if it was "fun" to work in the food business and that question always makes me smile. While it is enjoyable to work with other foodies, sharing ideas and orchestrating the perfect dinner party, it is without a doubt, an incredibly demanding job.
Believe it or not, when working in a commercial kitchen, one of the most difficult things to do is to remember to eat! Seeing so much food you sometimes simply forgot to eat. Then you glance at the clock and it's 10 pm and the last time you ate was somewhere around 7 am. Now you're starving and you want something that resembles comfort food, but is quick and easy to throw together. This sandwich was very often a combination lunch-dinner-bedtime snack..and it is amazing!
The original recipe by Chef Thomas Keller was published years ago in Food and Wine magazine, but the sandwich idea itself has existed in the restaurant business for much longer. It's a combination of a BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich, a fried egg sandwich and a grilled cheese sandwich all put together into one delicious sandwich. This makes a great dinner and you will absolutely love it!
Several Slices of Bacon, cooked and drained
Sliced Pepper Cheese or Provolone Cheese
2 Slices of Toasted Bread, I love using Italian Bread
Butter Lettuce Leaves
1 tsp Butter
1 Large Egg
Place the toasted bread on a plate. Place the pepper cheese on one side and spread mayonnaise on the other half and top with bacon, tomato and lettuce.
In a small skillet, melt the butter and fry the egg over medium heat, turning once so the egg is cooked around the edge but still runny inside.
Carefully place the sunny side up egg onto the lettuce side of the sandwich. Place the other slice on top and slice the sandwich in half.