Friday, November 2, 2012

Bacon, Egg, and Avocado Sandwich

When I was in school, I would come home, make myself a quick snack of Pop Tarts or sugar cookies with strawberry milk, and plop in front of the television for about an hour or 2 before forcing myself to do my homework.  I loved those shows that came on after school - Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Reba, and all of those other shows on WB11 before it became the CW (gross).  Now my after school shows consist of shows on the Food Network, mainly an entire hour of Paula Deen.

We all know of my obsession with Paula Deen.  I love the woman, I love her cooking, and I love her cheesy show.  I know there's a lot of controversy surrounding her food but you need to take her recipes with a grain of salt (and about half as much butter).  Whenever I make one of her recipes I always cut out unnecessary butter, salt, and other fats.  Plus I usually cut her recipes in half since many of them make enough for 6 to 8 normal people.  I feel these tweaks make her recipes much more accessible to the average person, and I try to limit myself to 1 Paula Deen recipe every once in a while.

When I watch Paula Deen I'm usually eating or thinking about eating, and everything she makes on her show looks amazing.  I'll grab my computer, log on to her site, and pin everything she makes.  So when I was browsing through my "To Make" board for something to make for lunch the other day, I came across this sandwich and my first reaction was "really?"  I was thinking about just deleting the pin, wondering if I was somewhat delirious after a full week of school when I pinned it, but the more I thought about it the more I realized I love all of the ingredients for this sandwich independently so why wouldn't they make the perfect sandwich when put together?  Plus, when I have afternoons at home I really want to make the most of them, and there's nothing cozier than curling up on the couch in your pajamas comfy clothes and heating a nice hot lunch (ok, maybe I was still in my pajamas).

This sandwich, despite its odd combination of ingredients, is wonderful.  The creamy avocado and cream cheese balance out the salty egg and bacon.  I love sandwiches that are layered with many different flavors, and this sandwich is certainly one of them.  Make this treat next time you have an afternoon in!

Bacon, Egg, and Avocado Sandwich
Serves 1
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min

- 2 pieces of bread
- 4 tbsp cream cheese
- 2 stalks of chives, chopped
- 2 slices of bacon
- 1 egg
- 1 tomato, sliced
- 1 avocado, sliced
- Dash of salt and pepper

Toast the bread.  In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and the chopped chives to create a spread.  Remove the bread from the toaster and spread the cream cheese on one side of each piece of bread.  Set bread on a plate, cream cheese side up.

Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat.  Remove once crispy and let drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.  Drain the pan and reserve about 1 tbsp of oil in the pan.

Cook the egg to your liking (fried or scrambled) in the same skillet and place on one piece of bread.

Layer the tomato and avocado on top of the egg.  Place the bacon on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stack the sandwich with the other slice of bread and serve immediately. 

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an interesting sambo. I'm willing to suspend disbelief and try the egg / avocado combination, on your recommendation.


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