I don’t know that I’d go that far (there are a LOT of great sandwiches in the world), but I’d have to say it’s right up there with the best of them.
Have you ever seen the movie Spanglish with Adam Sandler, Tea Leoni and Paz Vega? It’s one of my husband’s and my favorite movies. Adam Sandler is so unassuming in it – his comic side is so subdued – you just can’t help but empathize with his character.
There’s a scene where Adam Sandler’s character makes this sandwich – a combination of bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, cheese and bread – for Paz Vega’s character. It’s a somewhat innocent scene, but there are some sensual undertones to it that are unmistakable. The sandwich itself is fairly simple, but the combination of great fresh ingredients coupled with the rich buttery golden yolk of the egg and the crispy bacon makes it undeniably irresistible. After we saw the movie, we got right on the internet and looked up the recipe. I know – who looks for a recipe for a sandwich? It’s just stuff piled on bread. But we wanted to know what exactly went into this one. I mean, they created an entire extra segment on the dvd devoted to this sandwich – it must be good.
As it turned out, they had put the recipe on the movie website. So, we printed it out and proceeded to rush right out and buy the ingredients. Since then, we make it for dinner at least once every-other month or so.
We’ve made a couple of modifications based on personal preference (we used cheddar instead of monterey jack, and bibb lettuce in place of butter; oh, and two eggs instead of one), but essentially we’ve stayed true to the original. Here’s the recipe as it appeared on the Sony Pictures website: