I visit my friend Joy in New Orleans, about once a month or so (not enough if you ask me), to chat and drink and eat and most importantly get some work done because we’re adults and that’s what adults do. Whenever I’m there, we always try to offset all of the work we have to get done by splurging a little on Friday. Which basically just means to eat all of the food and drink cocktails all day long. It’s a nice balance that we’ve perfected over the years. We do this by visiting the same restaurant, The Camellia Grill, in Uptown/Garden District. It’s a great place that has been there for forever, and the guys working are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Seriously. There are no tables, just a long bar down the middle, which is first come first serve. The last time I was there, Joy ordered herself a BLT with a fried egg, and because she’s the coolest cat on the planet, I too decided to order a BLT with a fried egg. We ate it with a side of hash browns, orange juice, grapefruit juice and coffee, because we’re splurging.
Although, it was one of the easiest things you could ever possibly order from any restaurant, for some reason it was the best thing I ever ate while in New Orleans. This probably has more to do with the company and the vibe of being in a local hangout spot, coupled with the fact that as we were sitting there eating our Breakfast BLTs at 10am, out of nowhere, a woman got up from her seat and sang “Summertime” to the entire restaurant. It was pure magic I tell ya. A memory that is not easily forgotten. Now whenever I eat a BLT, I instantly go back to that very moment. It’s funny how that happens, isn’t? I love that food has the power to do that.
I thought I’d share this super easy recipe with you all so that you too can have a euphoric moment involving bacon, lettuce, tomato and bread. Sometimes I find that I can easily get lost in complex recipes and flavors with long posts and what not. So I think it’s important for me to step back every now and then, and throw in a simple uncomplicated stress free recipe for us to try. Plus did I mention there’s bacon involved? Yes, bacon.