How cute is this Bacon Weave Egg Salad Tartine? If you’re not familiar with tartines, they’re a fancy French open-faced sandwich topped with spreadable ingredients. Ok, bacon isn’t a fancy ingredient, but it’s bacon, hello! (The bacon weave replaces the bread in an open-faced ‘sandwich’). Cold egg salad with a mouth-watering creamy dressing, crispy bacon weave, bed of cool, crisp lettuce = yum! Check out the how-to below. But first, on to my Monday Weight Loss Report.
After 2 weeks of counting calories (and carbs to a point) following the Lose It! app (and treadmill walking/running) I’ve lost 8.9 pounds! No doubt the weight loss will slow down, but, I’m super excited and motivated to stay on track. The first week 4.8, the second week 4.1 pounds. I’m staying within my daily calorie budget, drinking plenty of water, eating healthy, mostly low-carb, but, when I’m feeling like I do want something ‘carby’ I have a small amount of it (not sweets), and account for the calories. I don’t have any serious cravings or feel deprived of anything because if I want it, I have a little and move on. I was told a dietitian said to have about 30gr of carbs per meal, and any that are unused don’t carry over to the next meal so, if you don’t use them, you lose them. Good advice, this way of counting calories and carbs is working great so far!
Ok, let’s talk about this cool bacon weave! It’s very simple, just cut 3 strips of bacon in half and weave as shown below. I weave it right on the cooling rack, then bake at 400° for about 30 minutes or until your desired crispiness. Since ovens vary, check after 20 minutes. It took 30 minutes in my oven to get to the crispy stage that I like. (Take a screen shot so you’ll have a quick visual reference).
It’s about the size of a slice of bread. Looks pretty delicious already, right?
Now, mix your favorite egg salad ingredients together. My favs are hard boiled eggs, mayo, relish, mustard, salt, pepper and cayenne. Did you know cayenne pepper speeds up metabolism. I’m in!
After your egg salad ingredients are thoroughly combined, assemble your tartine. Place the bacon weave on a bed of chopped romaine or baby spinach leaves.
Add the egg salad to the bacon weave and sprinkle with cayenne or paprika. Enjoy!!
For a another similar concept of replacing bread with protein, check out this recipe for a low-carb, gluten-free Meat Bagel!!
Below are a few photos of some meals and snacks I’ve had over the last week that I posted with more details to my Instagram account. Come, check it out!
- 3 slices bacon, cut in half (I prefer Uncured Hardwood Smoked Bacon, no nitrates or nitrites
- 2 eggs, hard boiled; cooled, chopped
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (I use Dukes Light)
- ½ teaspoon yellow prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
- salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Place a cooling rack on a foil lines baking sheet and weave bacon as shown.
- Bake for 30 minutes, until desired crispness. Ovens vary, so check often after 20 minutes.
- In small bowl, combine eggs, mayo, mustard, relish, and seasonings.
- Dollop egg mixture on cooled bacon weave and sprinkle with cayenne or paprika.