Simply Delicious: BLT Sandwiches


Bacon! I love bacon. Salty, crispy, and yummy. I had read awhile back about weaving your bacon to make a better BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich and have kept it in the back of my head to try when I got a chance. We were picking the last of our tomatoes we grew and decided we had to have BLTs for dinner. BLTs are best with fresh homegrown tomatoes, thick sliced bread, and a creamy smear of mayonnaise.

Definitely weave the bacon if you can. I cut 1lb of bacon strips in half and used 6 half strips per sandwich. This covers the bread completely and you get that salty, crispy bacon flavor in every bite of your sandwich. To me that is the best part.

Verdict: There is something so delicious about such a simple sandwich. Use the freshest ingredients you can get and it is so good. My kids were asking us to make these again real soon before we even finished eating. That is a hit in our house.

I served these with a side of chips and cut veggies to complete the meal.

Simply Delicious BLT Sandwiches

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb bacon
  • 10 slices of white or wheat bread (nice thick bread)
  • lettuce
  • tomato (choose a really nice ripe beefsteak or similar tomato)
  • Mayonnaise
  • salt and black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut bacon strips in half. Weave three 1/2 strips across and 3 1/2 strips down together in a basket pattern (over and under) to make a square.
  2. Place bacon squares on a rimmed baking sheet with a raised rack if possible. This keeps the bacon grease away from the bacon and in my opinion makes it a bit crispier. If you don’t have a raised rack place on parchment paper.
  3. Cook for 12-18 minutes until desired crispness is reached. Remove pan from oven.
  4. Toast bread to a warm golden brown. Spread mayonnaise on one side of each slice.
  5. Top with lettuce, tomato and bacon square. Salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Cut in half and serve.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Yess. My kind of sammie. 😍🍂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Mmmmm…..

      Liked by 1 person

  2. syl65 says:

    I can do BLTs everyday.😋

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes! Salty goodness!

      Like

  3. Carol anne says:

    Yum! This sandwich does sound absolutely amazing! Now I wanna try it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      The woven bacon makes it best.

      Like

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