When a woman spends the night at a manís place for the first time, he will awaken the next morning either suddenly shocked or pleasantly surprised.
When the latter happens, a manís got to be prepared. A quick trip to the diner or a bagel run can spoil the mood by cutting time spent in bed. The key to making the morning linger...is breakfast.
Fried-Egg and Cheese BLT Sandwich
4 thick slices of lean bacon
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 large eggs
4 thick slices of country white bread, hot and toasted
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 romaine lettuce leaves
2 slices cheddar cheese
4 thin tomato slices
In a large nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat, turning until crisp, about 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Wipe off the skillet.
Coat the skillet with butter. Crack the eggs into the skillet and fry them over easy over moderate heat, about 3 minutes on one side and about 30 seconds on the other side. Season the eggs with salt and pepper.
Spread mayonnaise onto 2 slices of the toasted bread. Top lettuce, tomato slices, bacon, eggs and cheese and cover with the remaining 2 slices of toast.
Cut the sandwiches in half and serve.