Being a sandwich artist is underrated. And by no means do I mean in the Subway sandwich kinda way. I'm talking about the delicate ratio of sandwich ingredients one must calculate to find perfect balance - neutral vegetables with crunchy texture, a salty bite, a juicy protein and a creamy component. It's not easy. This post is perhaps the greatest sandwich created of all time. It's not a glorified BLT.

This sandwich is booty call food. You're not in a permanent relationship with it. Maybe no one knows you eat this, except your closest buds. Make it after midnight. Eat it drunk. Eat it while you're lonely - And maybe go one step further and eat it in the dark.  Best of all, it's convenient because you already have the ingredients or some variation of them sitting in your fridge. Write in your diary about it. Vow to never do it again and don't be too hard on yourself if you relapse.

I love the movie Spanglish. I love the sexual tension between Paz Vega and Adam Sandler. He's a chef who comes home one night after an arduous kitchen shift and just wants to eat this sandwich and drink a beer. Paz Vega cock blocks him from eating it, which is painful to watch. I hope some lucky PA on the set of Spanglish got to eat it. It would be sinful to let it go to waste. I wonder how many sandwiches were made and discarded before the one used in the movie was made. I just worry about these things.

Is there anything better than a runny yolk? Especially one that spills all over a sandwich and drips over your fingers.

My version of the famous Spanglish sandwich.

I am taking liberties with the ingredients of this sandwich because I can.



Crusty loaf or sour dough bread (sliced)
3-4 slices of bacon (reduced sodium works)
Mayonnaise (I used mashed avocado a a sub)
Sunnyside up egg
Tomatoes (sliced)
Butter lettuce
Monterey Jack Cheese or Smoked Gouda
Optional - sliced turkey


1. Preheat your oven to 350. Lay out your pieces of bacon and bake for 12 minutes until just crisp. If it's too crisp, it'll feel like bacon bits are crumbling when you bite into the sandwich. You still want your bacon to be crunchy, and slightly flexible.
2. Fry a Sunnyside up egg.
3. Lightly toast your bread.
4. Spread mayonnaise/avocado on one slice of bread. Add tomato slices. Layer bacon. Add a couple slices of turkey.
5. On other side of bread, lay lettuce and cheese slices.
6. Carefully transfer egg on top of the turkey side of bread. Top with other side of bread. Cut diagonally to admire the golden yolk drip over the edge.

It combines perfectly with a handful of Salt & Vinegar chips and a beer. It also works as your last big meal before you begin fitness bootcamp the following day.

© 2017 Michelle Li / miliSashimi