• Herb Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives (or a combination) or 1/4 cup basil (or a combination)
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Sandwiches
  • 4 English muffins
  • lettuce leaf (leaf lettuce or butter lettuce)
  • 12 slices bacon , thick slices, halved and cooked crisp
  • 4 slices red ripe beefsteak tomatoes , thick slices (preferably similar in size to the English muffins)
  • salt
  • 4 fried eggs (over easy) (optional)
  • 1 To make the mayonnaise: mix together the mayonnaise, chopped herbs, and Tabasco sauce to taste; set aside.
  • 2 Split each English muffin into 2 halves; toast the muffins until golden brown.
  • 3 Spread each half with a liberal tablespoon of the mayonnaise.
  • 4 Arrange the lettuce on top of the mayonnaise on the 4 muffin bottoms, adding enough to show off a green fringe for each sandwich.
  • 5 Pile on equal portions of bacon and tomato for each sandwich, salting the tomatoes lightly.
  • 6 Top with fried eggs, if desired, and crown with the remaining muffin slices.