Need a super simple, satisfying, stunning — and most importantly, a scrumptious appetizer or a delicious dish for your brunch? These BLT Egg Sliders tick all those boxes and more! With 5 common ingredients, you can create an amazing appetizer that tastes great and looks pretty. Enjoyment guaranteed!
How to make these keto-friendly BLT Egg Sliders
In addition to hard-boiled eggs, you need mayonnaise and BLT ingredients, i.e., fried bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes.
Apart from cooking eggs and frying bacon, this appetizer is ready in mere minutes.
In any case, keeping always some boiled eggs in your fridge is a good idea. Not only do they make a quick and satisfying snack, but they are also wonderful ingredients for wholesome appetizers. And naturally, they make a great protein source for your lunch salad. You can even mash them with (salted) butter to create fabulous egg butter for your keto sandwiches.
And if you ever happen to have leftover bacon, you can use it to whip up these egg sliders.
It’s best to use homemade mayonnaise as the commercial ones are full of questionable ingredients, starting from inflammatory seed oils. You can easily make your own mayo from extra-light olive oil, or a combination of MCT oil and extra-virgin olive oil if your stomach tolerates MCT oil.
A tip: if your egg slider wants to topple, cut a tiny slice from the bottom of the lower egg half to help the slider stand still. Or, as I did for these blog photos, put a small piece of bacon under the egg.
As you’ll see, this is an easy peasy and a perfect recipe for novices and master chefs alike.
Let’s take a look at how to prepare these superb sliders:
Take 8 peeled hard-boiled organic free-range eggs.
Slice them in half.
Spread about 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on 8 halves.
Top the halves with small lettuce leaves…
…slices of succulent tomatoes…
…and a slice of fried bacon per egg half.
Here we go.
Cover with the remaining egg halves.
Secure with toothpicks or cocktail picks.
Serve. I’ve cracked some black pepper on top for a pretty presentation.
How I came up with this easy egg slider recipe
Again, this easy and simple dish is a good example of a recipe that didn’t need laborious pondering or time-consuming experimenting. The idea of egg sliders with BLT filling just suddenly hit me a few months ago. Immediately, I wrote the idea to my list to wait for better times.
A week ago, I thought this recipe was worth preparing for Easter. The BLT Egg Sliders make a gorgeous and satisfying appetizer for the Easter brunch, I thought.
As I knew the ingredients — hard-boiled eggs, fried bacon, tomato slices, lettuce leaves, and mayonnaise — it was easy to calculate the needed amounts and come up with the final recipe. I decided to make the recipe with 8 eggs, so I determined the other ingredients accordingly.
I was visiting my parents’ place, had my camera with me, shot the photos, and wrote this post. After the photos, we had a feast and enjoyed these satisfying eggs that everybody was raving about. Yum!
(I wish I would have had prettier cocktail picks for the photos, but these were the only ones available.)
Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy:
- 8 slices bacon
- 8 hard-boiled eggs
- about 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 8 small lettuce leaves
- 8 tomato slices
1. Fry the bacon until crispy.
2. Peel and halve the eggs.
3. Spread about 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on 8 egg halves.
4. Top with a lettuce leaf, tomato slice, and a slice of bacon per egg half.
5. Cover the topped egg halves with the remaining egg halves. Secure with toothpicks or cocktail picks.
6. Serve immediately.
|Nutrition information||In total||Per serving if 8 servings in total|
|Protein||65.4 g||8.2 g|
|Fat||95.1 g||11.9 g|
|Net carbs||3.0 g||0.4 g|
|kcal||1119 kcal||140 kcal|
Tips for variations
If you have fried crumbled bacon, you can mix it with the mayonnaise and spread it on the egg halves.
Hot spices lend a terrific kick to this dish. Add a dash of sriracha or Louisiana Hot Sauce to the mayonnaise. Alternatively, mix a pinch of cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or chili powder in the mayonnaise. Yet another way to jazz up these sliders with fiery flavors is to add a slice or two of pickled jalapeño pepper in the sliders.
Naturally, milder seasonings add up to the taste as well. Chop some fresh herbs (like parsley, thyme, or basil) and sprinkle on top right before serving. Looks pretty!
And not only herbs amp up these tidbits: mix some barbecue seasoning, blackened seasoning, Montreal Steak Spice, or Cajun seasoning in the mayonnaise.
Instead of fresh tomato, use a sun-dried tomato half per egg. It doesn’t add very much to the carb count even sun-dried tomatoes are naturally higher in carbs than fresh tomatoes.
Instead of mayonnaise, feel free to use Tartar Sauce, Thousand Island Sauce, or aioli.
The recipe is easy to multiply for a bigger crowd. However, I recommend making this dish right before serving as the bacon might turn soft, the tomato mushy, and the lettuce wilted if stored long.
I was hosting another keto-related webinar (in Finnish) this week. The topic was: “Do you need supplements on a keto diet?”. Next week, I will host two webinars, one private webinar and one public webinar. The public webinar will be about clean keto vs. dirty keto. I cannot talk enough about clean keto and its benefits — and on the other hand, how dirty keto ruins your health!
This week, I was totally annoyed by a “keto” granola produced by a local company. The product contains maple syrup and tapioca starch! Last week, I let myself irritate with another, foreign, keto granola that uses soy protein and sucralose.
Yes, although soy protein and sucralose are basically keto, they are not healthy. Soy is a well-known hormone disruptor, and sucralose, as an artificial ingredient, can cause lots of symptoms, from migraines to seizures and DNA damage.
Did you know that sucralose was born when developing a pesticide? Yep, when developing a pesticide, the researchers by accident noticed that the compound tasted extremely sweet — and voilà, a new sweetener had born! Remember that fact when you next time see a product sweetened with sucralose!
Today is Easter Sunday. I’ve prepared sugar-free treats (also these nougat-filled eggshells) and will soon hide them around the house for my son to do egg hunting.
~~~ Happy Easter for those who are celebrating! ~~~