Updated: Mar 19
I try to remain humble, but I genuinely mean it when I say that this BLT sandwich 🥪 recipe will render you the best BLT you have ever tasted. Now I understand you're probably thinking: "Natalie, it comprises of only three ingredients, listed in the acronym... how fantastic can it be?". My initial reaction (in all my humble wisdom) is: there is so much power and paradoxical complexity in simplicity. But i'll spare you that deep dialogue for a sandwich, albeit a damn good one. The secret is adding a finger licking good glaze to your bacon, which elevates the whole sandwich. Read on and enjoy!
Bread (I like to use sourdough)
16 pieces of Bacon 🥓
Whole tomatoes 🍅, sliced
1/4 cup grade B maple syrup (Aunt Jemima works fine too)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
*Adjust the ingredient amount accordingly to # of slices of bacon and preference. Try not to overglaze bacon slices or it will stick to pan and be hard to remove.
Preheat oven to 400º F.
Whisk together the maple syrup, mustard, and pepper in a small bowl
Lay the bacon on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, take two slices of bread and spread a little mayo (or butter) on each side. Heat skillet to medium heat.
Toast bread until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes. Slice tomatoes (not too thin) then wash separate some lettuce leaves.
When bacon is done any drain excess fat and blot with a paper towel.
Using a pastry brush or spoon, generously glaze the bacon with syrup.
Return the bacon to the oven for another 1 to 2 minutes, to your desired crispiness.
Transfer bacon to bread and combine other ingredients to form a sandwich. Enjoy! 😊