"You can put bacon on a sandwich without anyone freaking out. But the moment your sandwich has an egg, boom, it's a breakfast sandwich." We wholeheartedly agree with Hazel, the wise-beyond-her-teenage-years protagonist from John Green's best-selling book, The Fault in Our Stars. Bacon already gets plenty of play in an acronym'ed lunchtime staple -- why should bacon have all the fun? Tonight, we bring you the BLT&E. Take it one step further and make a meal-bending version of breakfast potatoes. The potatoes call for homemade za'atar, if you are strapped on time you can pick some up at your local Middle Eastern grocery store. So read the book (warning -- it's a tear-jerker), and immediately comfort yourself with this meal.
Poached Egg & Bacon Sandwich
2 fresh ciabatta rolls
1 tablespoon butter
4 pieces uncured bacon
2 handfuls curly endive, frisee or other bitter salad green
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tablespoon red wine