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~The Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato BLT Everything Bagel~

IMG_7036This Everything Bagel BLT sandwich is everything one could ask for in terms of a BLT sandwich -- lots of crisply fried bacon, crunchy lettuce and fresh tomato slices served on a toasted everything bagel that's been slathered with a tangy whipped chive-and-onion cream cheese spread.  It doesn't have to stop there.  If your a fan of the turkey club sandwich, feel free to add a generous pile of your favorite shaved deli turkey atop the bacon.  If you think you'd enjoy a fried or poached egg on your bagel sandwich (even though I am not of fan), I won't call the food police on you.

Timing is perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner.

IMG_7020For two everything bagel BLTs:

2  everything bagels, sliced & lightly toasted

8  thick slices bacon, crisply fried,well-drained, & sliced in half, 4 slices per sandwich

1/2-3/4  cup chiffonade of Romaine lettuce, a generous 1/4 cup per sandwich

8 thin Campari tomato slices, from 3 small Campari tomatoes, 4 slices per sandwich

whipped chive-and-onion cream cheese spread

IMG_7023 IMG_7025 IMG_7027 IMG_7029 IMG_7031 IMG_7033~Step 1.  For each sandwich, lightly-toast both halves of one bagel, then, generously slather each half with the chive-and-onion cream cheese spread.  Arrange the halved bacon slices, atop the cream cheese spread, on the bottom half of the toasted bagel.  Follow with a heap of crunchy Romaine and four thin Campari tomato slices.

Put a lid on it, slice, & dig it while it's still warm!

IMG_7043Guaranteed to be the most flavorful BLT you've ever eaten:

IMG_7060The Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato BLT Everything Bagel:  Recipe yields instructions to make as many everything bagel BLTs as you want to make.

Special Equipment List:  toaster or toaster oven; serrated bread knife

6a0120a8551282970b02a308d49fe4200cCook's Note: Very special.  That's how I describe this everything-bagel sandwich.  That said, for me, every component must be "just so".  It's got to be a lightly-toasted New York-style bagel -- preferably an everything bagel, but, an egg bagel is perfectly acceptable too.  As for the requisite cream cheese, it's gotta be Philadelphia brand chive and onion spread.  I prefer smoked salmon to lox and prefer lox to gravlax, so, let's leave it at "smoked salmon, lox or gravlax, in order of preference".  Also, no breakfast sandwich would be complete without an egg or two, and a tender, light chive- and onion-laced creamy-dreamy folded French omelette (which I affectionately refer to as "upscale scrambled eggs") is what initially turned me on to this over-the-top, very-very-special sandwich.  Try my ~  Smoked Salmon & Folded Omelet Everything Bagel Sandwich ~.

"We are all in this food world together." ~ Melanie Preschutti

(Recipe, Commentary and Photos courtesy of Melanie's Kitchen/Copyright 2023)


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