The bacon, lettuce, and tomato (BLT) is the quintessential summer sandwich for all ages. The beauty of a BLT is the way the sweetness of the juicy tomatoes plays off the rich, fatty saltiness of the bacon, and the way the lettuce adds crisp freshness and, dare I say it, a little nutrition to the whole thing.
For a vegetarian option, replace the bacon with avocado or grilled oyster mushrooms.
The inspiration behind the BLT is the summer days growing up in NYC.
Preheat the oven to 180 °C
Place 5 bacon slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Place the bacon in the oven and cook for 18m until brownish
Cut 1 beef tomato into 5 mm thick slices
Place 2 slices of white bread over parchment paper. Add 3 lettuce leaves and 2 tomato slices
Remove the bacon from the oven. If you want the bacon to be crispier, cook for an additional 2m-3m
Season the tomato with black pepper and salt to taste
Fold the bacon and place over the tomato
Add mayonnaise to taste and top with 2 lettuce leaves. Close the sandwich
Wrap the sandwich
Cut in half. The BLT sandwich is ready. Enjoy!
Yield 1 sandwich
White Bread2 slices
Black Pepperto taste