So I had been waiting for this day for about eleven months. The day when my favorite tomato farmer showed up at the farmers market. These tomatoes were just as I remembered from last season. I couldn’t wait to get home and cut one open. The perfect marriage between acidity and the sweetness.
I did just that when I arrived at home. I ran and got my plastic cutting board to put on top of my wooden one, because I knew the amount of juice in this bad boy would run all over. The first slice was just like I thought, juicy and ruby-red. A little salt and pepper and I was ready for my first bite. As I bit in, the taste of summer hit my palette like an explosion.
Just like the song, bacon, lettuce, and homegrown tomatoes. I had to add a little twist though. On the way home from the farmers market I stopped by our local bakery and picked up a loaf of wild rice bread. Sounds strange, but it’s so good.
My wife gets these great farm fresh eggs from a lady at work, so I decided to fry up one of these for the sandwich. To finish things off a few slices of perfectly ripe avocado will do the trick. I hope you take the time this summer to try one of these. I know it’s not the healthiest thing in the world, but one time this summer won’t hurt.
- 5 strips of bacon
- 1 egg
- 1 gigantic slice of tomato about ⅜ of an inch thick
- 1 leaf of romaine lettuce
- 4 slices of avocado
- 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
- 2 slices of your favorite bread
- Place slices of bacon in a cold skillet. Heat skillet to medium heat and cook til golden brown. Then turn over to brown the other side.
- In the same pan pour out most of the pork fat until until there is about a tablespoon left in the pan. Crack your egg in the pan and fry on medium heat for three minutes. then flip over for one minute.
- Toast your bread in the toaster or butter the bread and toast in a skillet on low to medium heat.
- Spread the mayo on both slices of bread.
- Lay down the strips of bacon, then the tomato, lettuce, avocado, and egg.
Tags: dinner, lunch, recipe, sandwich, summer, tomato