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The Ultimate BLT

It’s a top contender for Last Meal on Earth status.

Cook This!

The Ultimate BLT

It’s a top contender for Last Meal on Earth status.

Is there any combination as rewarding and perfectly calibrated as a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich? With the crispy, smoky bacon playing off the cool crunch of the lettuce and the acidic sweetness of ripe tomato, it’s a top contender for Last Meal on Earth status. Bog down the BLT with bulky, sweetened bread and a sea of mayo, though, and the appeal vanishes—just as the caloric toll rises. Arby’s self-proclaimed Ultimate BLT has nearly as many calories in the corn syrup–spiked bread (361) as you’ll find in our entire sandwich. Plus ours is crowned with a soft, oozing fried egg—the only condiment you need.

Ingredients

Makes 1 serving

1 egg
2 slices 7-grain
or sourdough bread, lightly toasted
Handful of arugula
3 thick slices tomato
4 strips bacon, cooked
Salt and black pepper to taste

The Ultimate BLT

Calories

450

Fat

20 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Sodium

840 mg

Arby’s Market Fresh Ultimate BLT

Calories

880

Fat

46 g

Saturated Fat

10 g

Sodium

1,740

YOU SAVE 430 calories and 26 g fat!

How to Make it


step 1

Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat with olive oil cooking spray and add the egg. Cook sunny side up until the white is set but the yolk is runny.
Line the bottom half of the bread with the arugula, followed by the tomato slices and bacon. Set the cooked egg carefully on top and season with a pinch of salt
and plenty of fresh cracked pepper. Top with the second slice of bread.

MASTER THE TECHNIQUE

Better bacon
Most people cook bacon in an over- crowded pan, which yields inconsistent results. Make life easier (and tastier) by using the oven instead. Lay bacon out in a baking dish at least 2" deep and bake in a 400°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until the meat just begins to brown and crisp around the edges (bacon, like other meat, will continue to cook after you remove it from the oven). Not only will the bacon be perfect every time, but the fat will also render out more thoroughly this way, meaning your bacon doesn’t just taste better—it is better.