Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The ultimate BLT


So nothing says summertime like a BLT right? You really can't go wrong with a classic BLT but I wanted to mix it up a bit so I added a little something and it was AMAZING!

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 1 Package of Bacon (8 slices)
  • Iceberg Lettuce (enough for 4 sandwiches)
  • 1 Tomato, sliced
  • 8 Sliced of bread (you're choice, I used honey wheat)
  • 1 TB of basil
  • 1 TB of sugar
  • 2 TB of oil
  • Mayo if you like it
  1.  Toast your bread, slice your tomato and shred up your lettuce.
  2. Cook your bacon ( I used Smithfield* Twice as Thick Bacon and it was so so good. I had a coupon and so I got it for half off, I don't think I'm ever going to use any other bacon. Ever. ) Also, cook it on the stove people...Bacon is not allowed to be cooked in the microwave.
  3. Combine the last three ingredients and brush the sauce onto each slice of toasted bread, then put on a layer of Mayo if you desire and then load up your other three ingredients. 
  4. Eat.
  5. Enjoy
I loved the sauce! The sugar added just a hint of sweetness and made the sandwich even more amazing. 

I served my sandwiches with chips. Not the heathliest option I know but lets be honest, you're eating bacon, you've already failed. But I did use honey wheat bread right? That's something...

Total cost for this meal (including the chips) is $1.50 a person. Not bad right?

*You should only use Smithfield bacon. Why you ask? Smithfield bacon comes from a small town in Virginia that specializes in all things bacon/pig related. I grew up there and I'll explain:
  • When entering the town you'll see a water tower...on that water tower is a picture of a ham, hanging. I'm explaining this to you now so that you are not confused and accidentally think it's a poorly constructed map of Smithfield (I thought this for 4 years until someone explained it to me)
  • The High School mascot is the Packers (as in the Smithfield packing plant)
  • The number one business is the Smithfield packing plant, most people work here and on a weekly basis you can get a nice whiff of pig, floating in the air.
  • A few years back, the town made the Guinness Book of World Records for making the largest Ham biscuit. I was there. It was in fact very big. Now, as you enter the city limits you will see this sign: Welcome to Smithfield, home of the world's largest ham biscuit.
So,  never buy any other bacon, it really is the best :)

Now go out there and eat some BLTs!!


11 comments:

  1. Bacon..yum. I love BLTs. I'm going to have to try this especially with the extra basil-oil-sugar mix. What kind of oil did you use?

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  2. I absolutely love BLTs as I love bacon. I wish Smithfield bacon was available where I live, but it isn't so I can't use it. However, if I travel to the U.S, I will definitely look for it.

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  3. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for the info on the bacon, I will definitely have to try it.

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  4. I love bacon. You can't go wrong. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/face-cleansing-oil-and-wednesdays.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. This looks so good. The other day when I read it I made one for lunch.
    Debi

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