The BLT: Three simple ingredients make one helluva sandwich. And while we could just tell you to up the ante by topping it with a fried egg or throwing on some avocado, we’ve got a better idea: Upgrade the whole thing. We swap bacon for pancetta, lettuce for escarole, plain tomato for balsamic-roasted and white bread for sourdough. Even the mayonnaise gets a boost from a touch of crème fraîche and vinegar. Best of all, this fancified version takes just 30 minutes or less.
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This sandwich calls for a sidekick: Our super-crispy shoestring fries are hard to beat.