BLT with C and E and a Y for yumm

egg salad BLT

 

“Can I have a BELT ?” rasped a very big man with a voice that sounded like it was coming out of a hollow tube.

“You mean a BLT, sir?’, asked the cashier.

“No, I meant a BELT. Roger knows it.”

Roger apparently knew more than the present cashier because she seemed totally confused.

“We serve only BLTs sir, no BELT,” the cashier sounded troubled.

“You sure do, ask Roger,” Hollow tube was insistent.

The cashier excused herself, went somewhere, and came back with a smile. “You mean you want an egg on your BLT,” she looked at him expectantly.

“The same,” said a vindicated Hollow Tube.

 

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That was my introduction to BLT – Bacon, Lettuce, and tomato sandwich. Of course I made them at home, quite often in fact, but never knew they were called BLTs. Since then I have heard it’s a crime to add anything to a BLT, purely for the reason of committing a traditional food atrocity. They are BLT no more. That is, Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato.

 

 

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So were I to add an egg and make it into a salad, and pile it on top of a BLT, what would that be? Now I also have a son who has to have cheese in ALL his sandwiches, BLT included. So now, what do we call this?

BLT with C and E and a Y for yumm.

Or Y for yogurt.

 

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So if you are still hanging on to this post about this crazy wild concoction of everything from the fridge and wondering what I am up to, well, I promise you, this is one fabulous, filling and rocking sandwich that, if you add to your must make menu list, you won’t be disappointed.

When this week’s Power food ingredient came up, it made me happy as a clam. As the Power food weeks wind down, the ingredients get more and more awesome, delicious, and full of rock solid goodness that has kept mankind in its finest form for centuries. Few can beat yogurt in that department. Delicious, flexible, filling, and integral part of the kitchen across the world, the versatility of yogurt is a matter of lore.

 

egg salad BLT

 

Almost everyone knows that the live active cultures in yogurt does wonders for your digestive system, and provides calcium, B12 and protein in the mix. But did you know you could also get a GLOWING skin in a matter of minutes by having a yogurt facial? Or that Yogurt can be a powerful tool to fight against dandruff? More on that in my upcoming articles on Examiner.com

Also, daily intake of yogurt helps keep yeast infection at bay, great for people who have lactose intolerance, and can be a boon to people who are prone to suffering urinary tract infection.

 

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So now, if I used yogurt in an egg salad, and then used that egg salad in a BLT sandwich, and then melted some good old cheese to add some glamour to it, would creating this monster BLT really be that much of a crime? And would you really really mind if I added a dash of horseradish in it?

I knew you too love being a wee bit crazy, like me.

5.0 from 4 reviews

BLT with C and E and a Y for yumm
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Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
 
Makes 2 sandwiches
Ingredients
  • 4 large pieces of Scala Bread or Italian loaf
  • handful of fresh spring leaf lettuce
  • 1 tomato sliced into ½ inch slices
  • 4 pieces of smoked bacon well done
  • 2-3 slices of cucumbers (optional)
  • 2-3 slices of red onions (optional)
  • 2 tbsp shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese (optional)
For egg salad
  • 1 egg hard boiled
  • 1 tbsp whipped yogurt
  • 1 tsp softened cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp good quality low fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ spoon horseradish paste
  • sprinkling of salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Toast bread.
  2. Pile lettuce, tomato and the salad.
  3. Add onions and cucumber as you like.
  4. Heap a big spoon of egg salad on the bread.
  5. Top with bacon.
  6. Eat with delight, eyes closed, savoring each glutinous bite with glee.
Note: I never add cheese in my sandwich, but this one was made for my son, so it has cheese, you can totally skip the cheese part.

 

Yogurt is the ingredient this week for the Power Food group that I am part of. The lovely partners of mine in that group are:

Alanna – Kitchen Parade Veggie Adventure – Alyce – More Time at the Table, Ansh – Spice Roots,  Casey –SweetSav Jeanette – Jeanette’s Healthy Living, Jill – Saucy Cooks Martha – Simple-Nourished-Living, Mireya- My Healthy Eating Habits

 

26 comments for “BLT with C and E and a Y for yumm

  1. CCU
    March 20, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Haha your additions to the BLT just make it all the more gourmet :D

    Cheers
    CCU
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    • March 20, 2013 at 8:11 PM

      That’s a good way to look at it Uru :) Hope you are having a great go at your exams.

  2. March 20, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Nice addition to the classic BLT! I love egg salad and now you got me thinking what I can put in my egg salad sandwich.. (BLT with C and Y?) :D
    Nami | Just One Cookbook recently posted..Simple Chicken Curry チキンカレーMy Profile

    • March 20, 2013 at 8:12 PM

      hahahaha!! That sounds just about perfect!!

  3. March 20, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Wow, this is one awesome sandwich! and i am going to have a yogurt facial and apply this to my hair as well :D

    the first part of this post is hilarious! your posts are fun :D.

    • March 20, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      Lol!! Thank you DJ :D

  4. March 20, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    This looks so good and definitely comfort food in my book. From now on, I would want my BLT with C,E, and Y too! hahaha…
    Amy Tong recently posted..Vanilla Bean Easter Bunny Macarons and Carrot Cake MacaronsMy Profile

    • March 20, 2013 at 8:26 PM

      Comfort food it is! Thanks so much Amy :)

  5. March 20, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Hi Minnie!
    Just stumbled across your blog! This looks really good! I’m going to make one for breakfast tomorrow, hehe!
    Come check me out at http://andgeesaid.blogspot.com.au/ (:
    xxx
    Gemma @andgeesaid recently posted..Raspberry and Olive Oil Yoghurt Cake with a Lemon Poppyseed GlazeMy Profile

    • March 20, 2013 at 8:57 PM

      Hi Gemma, welcome to the lady 8 home world :) Thanks so much, it is really really good, you will like it, promise.

  6. March 20, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Y is for Yummy Yogurt alright!! I do love me a BLT ;) this one with a c and an e and Y sounds promising!
    Ansh | Spiceroots recently posted..Kadhi Pakoda – Yogurt & Chickpea Flour Soup with Baked Fenugreek FrittersMy Profile

  7. March 21, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    One of the highlights of Summer, for me, is that first BLT made with tomatoes freshly picked from the garden. Never have I thought to add an egg. Now I cannot wait to give it a try. You’ve taken a great sandwich and made it even better. :)
    ChgoJohn recently posted..Spaghetti with White Anchovies & CapersMy Profile

    • March 21, 2013 at 8:08 AM

      Thank you John :) Sandwiches are such special things, they give you an opportunity to discover something new every time. BLT from freshly picked tomatoes…now that is a winner, no C or E. Just BLT.

  8. March 21, 2013 at 5:26 AM

    Wow, if I loved BLT’s before I love them even more with egg salad! :D
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella recently posted..A Journey To Amman, JordanMy Profile

    • March 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM

      You are a great foodie Lorraine, I am sure if you take this and put your own spin, you would come up with something even better :D

  9. March 21, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    BLT with C and E and a Y for yumm ~ Totally love it :-)
    CJ at Food Stories recently posted..Vanilla Snack CakeMy Profile

    • March 22, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      hahaha! Thanks CJ :)

  10. March 21, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    I like BLT and all the additional letters you’ve decided to use :)
    Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today recently posted..Juicy oranges with pistachios, granola and yogurtMy Profile

  11. March 21, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    That photograph of the creamy eggs addition will never let me look at a BLT the same way again.
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  12. March 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    That is a meal and then some. I’m starting tomato seeds today and looking forward to the first BLT plus. :)
    Karen (Back Road Journal) recently posted..Porchetta…An Italian ClassicMy Profile

    • March 22, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      BLT Plus…..I love the name!!

  13. March 22, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Minnie, I was just looking over the 38 Power Foods Pinterest board and realized that I had somehow missed this post. I think it’s a fantastic idea to substitute yoga for mayo. It sounds good.
    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits recently posted..Steelhead Trout with Turkey Bacon and RosemaryMy Profile

    • March 24, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      Thanks so much Mireya :))

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