BLTPosted on July 10th, 2012 No comments
(Photo stolen from Three Swank Bastards)
A bacon sandwich (also known in the United Kingdom, and New Zealand as a bacon butty or bacon sarnie, rasher sandwich in Ireland, and as a bacon sanger or piece ‘n bacon in Scotland) is a sandwich of cooked bacon, often including ketchup or brown sauce, and usually served hot. The BLT is a popular variant of the bacon sandwich with the additional ingredients of lettuce and tomato.
Bacon sandwiches are an all-day favorite throughout the United Kingdom. They are often served in greasy spoons, and are anecdotally recommended as a hangover cure. Australian hamburger shops sell a bacon sandwich, which is made much like a traditional Australian hamburger with fried bacon, fried onions, lettuce, tomato, tinned beetroot and barbecue sauce or tomato sauce. In some establishments the sandwich will be made from bread toasted on only one side, while other establishments serve it on the same roll as is used for hamburgers. In Toronto, Canada, peameal bacon served on a kaiser roll is a popular version of the sandwich.
There is nothing as wonderful as a fresh picked tomato, washed, cored, sliced with a bit of pepper and salt, but for TRUE tomato nirvana, we need to invite a couple more players to the party… Some lettuce, some bread, some mayo, and some Bacon….
Let’s start with the mayo. Make your own, make it fresh, and use EVOO for the oil. Maybe add a pinch of fresh ground black pepper..
Now let’s discuss the bread, I make my own, slice it lengthwise, toast lightly on a grill pan, maybe rub with a glove of garlic. Give it a nice coating of mayo to keep the bread crisp and nutty from the toasting…
Take thick sliced bacon that you have oven baked, and add a layer to the bread. (Maybe two slices thick, or woven together..)
Fresh tomato, that has been washed, cored and sliced into wonderful thick slices are layedered to cover the bacon. Add a grind or two of black pepper.
Add fresh lettuce leaves, washed and dried, and cap with the top half of the bread.
Serve with pickles, chips, and a cold glass of ice tea.