Breakfast BLT

Breakfast BLT

My favorite morning meal is a breakfast sandwich of some kind…maybe be a breakfast burrito, a croissant with egg and sausage, or a panini with scrambled eggs and cheese. When I’m shopping at Whole Foods I can’t resist the bread section and this weekend I grabbed a loaf of sourdough hearth bread, knowing that a breakfast sandwich would be on the weekend menu. My Mom served bacon, lettuce, and tomato (BLT) sandwiches for summer supper on a regular basis. They were always served on white bread with lots of mayo and I still love them that way! In this post I transform this classic sandwich to delicious morning meal.

I realize that this post doesn’t really require a recipe, but this is a great way to start the day, so I figured I’d post it anyway. The addition to pesto mayonnaise takes it over the top!

Breakfast BLT

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Breakfast BLT


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon prepared basil pesto

8 slices of bacon

4 eggs

8 slices of good quality rustic bread, buttered and toasted

4 large green leaf lettuce leaves

1 large tomato, sliced


1. Combine mayonnaise and prepared basil pesto. Set aside.

2. Cook bacon in a large skillet until brown and crispy. Set aside. Remove all but 2 tbsp bacon fat from skillet.

3. Carefully crack and open eggs into skillet and cook over very low heat until whites are done and yolks are not completely cooked.

4. Spread basil mayonnaise on toasted bread slices.

5. Add lettuce, tomato, and 2 strips of bacon to each of 4 slices of bread and top each with an egg.

6. Top each sandwich with bread and serve immediately

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Bill Harris

I grew up in small town Mississippi eating traditional southern fare.A lifelong foodie, I started cooking and experimenting with food at a very young age. I started Southern Boy Dishes as a creative outlet and a way to share my love of food.

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  1. says

    I enjoyed a fabulous BLT sandwich in local haute-from that point on, I have been craving good BLT sandwiches…I love mine on a good sour dough too, with sliced avocado.

    Your breakfast sandwich rocks.


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