Monday, July 27, 2009

BLT Salad

BLT Salad


When I got my latest batch of tomatoes from my CSA, I had them earmarked for a BLT sandwich. Unfortunately, I waited a day or two too long, and my tomatoes were past their prime. After I cut off their bad spots, I was left with some odd sized chunks of tomatoes.

BLT salad


What to do? What to do? I had my heart set on a BLT (especially the B part of the BLT). So, I morphed my dream sandwich into a dream salad. And there is no better way to top a dream salad than with a fried egg. Runny yolk is required.

Blt Salad


There really is no recipe here. I preheated my oven to 400, laid 4 bacon slices on one half of a cookie sheet and laid the tomato chunks on the other half. I drizzled some olive oil on the tomatoes and salted and peppered them. Roast until the bacon is as crispy as you like it (mine took about 10 minutes). I pureed the roasted tomatoes with a splash of red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil to make a dressing, and then fried up an egg. To serve, mound lettuce on a plate, drizzle with dressing, sprinkle with diced bacon, top with egg. As I was eating this, I realized that I should have made croutons! Next time, I'll make room on the cookie sheet for some bread cubes!

23 comments:

Joanne said...

That runny egg looks so delicious! There is just something about egg yolk that appeals to me. Is that strange?

once in a blue moon... said...

oh you are making me head straight to the kitchen this morn! i sooo love your pics, they move me, LITERALLY!

maybelle's mom said...

what a great idea--and a runny egg always makes things better.

Ruth Daniels said...

Oh My God!!!! That looks unbelievably delicious!

Kat said...

Sounds delicious! Never had an egg on my salad, but I love runny yolks, so I will give it a try.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love your salad. BLT's are one of our all time favorite sandwiches. You've come up with a very clever way to salvage tomatoes that aren't perfect. Bravo.
Sam

noble pig said...

This is seriously the best looking salad ever!

Marjie said...

Now that looks like a great lunch! Croutons would be perfect!

Lori Lynn said...

Looks awesome. You are reminding me to post my BLT quiche!
LL

the ungourmet said...

This looks awesome! I think I've only had hard boiled eggs in my salad. I would love to try them this way in a salad! Nice!

Michael Lockridge said...

Brilliant!

Grace said...

it's a BELT--yay! the only thing better than this for me is a BLAT--i just love avocado. great creation!

Judi said...

Bacon! Bacon! Bacon! Love it. I'd need a homemade biscuit, though, with that Nigella-golden yolk.

La Table De Nana said...

Que c'est beau!!!

La Table De Nana said...

Que c'est beau!

Sippity Sup said...

I have often considered attempting this exact concept. But something seemed missing. I know now it was EGG! GREG

Chef Fresco said...

Oh man this looks so good & I don't even love bacon that much!

girlichef said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, YUMMY!!!

a good yarn said...

A simple but delicious dish. Definitely one to make. Your pictures are mouth-watering. Ann :)

Debinhawaii said...

It looks like the perfect way to get over a BLT craving--love the runny yolk! ;-)

Eve said...

sin city. love it!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

The egg looks good enough to lick off the computer screen. I love the idea of deconstructing the simple BLT and mixing it with a deconstructed bacon and eggs.

Tammy518 said...

This looks amazing! My mouth is seriously watering!