Friday, September 30, 2011

FFWD: Deconstructed BLT and Eggs

Deconstructed BLT is this week's French Fridays with Dorie selection. Take the best of the BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) and add croutons fried in bacon fat and hard boiled eggs. Toss in a simple vinaigrette and you have the perfect meal. The recipe recommends a swipe of mayo on top of each egg. I served the salad plain in the bowl and let me dinner guests add their own mayo to taste. I love the salty bacon with the creamy egg and crisp, almost bitter greens. It is a great combo- filling, varied texture and color and perfect for this weird end of summer meets early fall weather we have been having recently. Warning: croutons fried in bacon fat are extremely addictive. You might experience trouble eating one and walking away. You might be unable to eat ordinary croutons anymore. You have been warned.