This sandwich is so delicious it makes even gluten-free bread seem divine. Inspired by the movie Spanglish – worth seeing for a couple of killer food scenes, thanks to consulting chef Thomas Keller – it’s basically just a glorified BLT.
But I love glorified, especially when the glory is via a fried egg, and melted cheese, and harissa, and if you’re feeling particularly holy, a smear of lightly salted, smashed avocado…la la laaah! Glory all over the place.
Despite my rave about gluten-free bread, the best sandwiches are of course comprised of the best individual ingredients. They’re also about perfect timing so that the play of hot and cold, crunchy and creamy, tangy and salty and sweet and rich all come together, in every single bite, and blow your mind a little bit.
(Wow. Can you tell that I’m writing this while on vacation? I’m relaxed and apparently full of adjectives…)
I’ve been making this sandwich for years but had strayed away from it since giving up gluten almost two years ago. Big thanks to my friend Molly Herrmann for making me a similar version, on gluten-free bread, and reminding me how very much I had missed it.