Admittedly I have limited BLT eating experience, and this might be the first one I’ve ever made for myself. My mom made them when I was a kid every so often, but for the most part I remember the whole bacon-lettuce-tomato experience as being somewhat lackluster. Not bad, but nothing to blog about, really. 😀
Clearly my recollection about the entire experience is a little faulty, or perhaps it was the combination of ingredients.. but this experience bordered on religious. The ingredients:
2 thick slices of sour dough bread
Now, admittedly this is grocery store bought. I was gonna make some bread but then I was like, wait. I hate baking. Let me just buy some sour dough.
4 pieces of thick cut bacon
I would suggest making your own bacon. The cost difference is negligible at worst, and works in your favor the way I calculated. Did I mention I recently made bacon?
1 tbsp of homemade mayo
This was actually a new one for me too. I tried to do it once, but I did it kind of half ass and then lost interest. This time I broke out the immersion blender and did it right. Bask in its ‘slopped in a cup’ glory.
1 sandwich sized leaf of lettuce
Not iceberg lettuce. Never iceberg. It’s watery crap. I didn’t realize lettuce had any flavor until I was like 16. Use romaine. Really.
1 slice hothouse tomato
Sadly, my tomato plants aren’t producing yet.. but soon.. soon..
1 tbsp butter
Yep.. I made the butter last weekend. I just melted a pat in the pan, then put the bread in to toast it on one side. 🙂
salt and pepper
Yes. Even this needs salt and pepper.. not much salt.. but it does.
Anyway, so once the bread was toasted, I put it off to the side. I put my bacon in the pan I toasted the bread in, on medium heat. Cooked the bacon until brown but not crispy. God knows, if it’s crispy in the pan, it will disintegrate on the plate.
I sliced up a tomato, and snagged my lettuce leaf.. slathered the mayo on the bread and assembled the worlds most epic BLT ever. Let the jealousy commence.