Tuesday, August 9, 2011

BELT sandwich

The tomato harvest is in full swing and even after numerous giveaways, I still have enough to can.  All of the varieties look and taste great with the exception of the Mortgage Lifter.  The tomatoes looked good, but they had a very bland flavor and tasted like a wet nerf ball (or at least what I would expect a wet nerf ball to taste like).  This is my second go around with this variety, so it was off with its head and into the heap.  In my game of baseball you only get TWO strikes.     Mortgage Shortsale is more like it.

Anyway, here's one of the recipes we've been enjoying with the largest of the bunch.  It's an improved  version of the classic BLT and a slight variation of the one Thomas Keller created for the movie Spanglish (my apologies).

Lightly toast 2 pieces of bread, preferably sourdough.  Spread mayo on one side and add lettuce.  Fry one egg over medium in some butter and add cracked pepper.  Slide onto the lettuce.

Add a THICK slice of an heirloom tomato such as Brandywine.

Add three or four slices of fresh bacon and close.

And there it is!    The picture doesn't seem to do it justice, but this sandwich is amazing. 


  1. Why oh why wasn't I a recipient of your tomato giveaway?!? My heirlooms aren't all that spectacular this year...I'm not sure what's going on. Anyway, I love me a good BLT too. In fact, that's what tomatoes and bacon were created for. ;-)

  2. We just had BLT's tonight. Sadly our tomatoes are still green. I love the addition of the egg. Fantastic! Gotta try that as soon as our tomatoes ripen.

    By the way, those heirlooms of yours look so cool! Gonna have to try some next year.

  3. Alison - Enjoy!! Dan- thanks brother, I wish I could send you some. It's been a great year in the garden and I think it has everything to do with my homemade compost. By the way, I was up at Grant lake last week and did very well in the tube, I'll put up some pics.