This Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato BLT recipe is the perfect way to make a classic sandwich featuring freshly cooked bacon and juicy tomatoes. Preparing each ingredient from scratch allows you to customize the flavours of your sandwich. Baking the bacon ensures that it is crispy and not greasy, and the homemade mayonnaise pairs perfectly with the textures of the lettuce and tomato. Enjoy this delicious sandwich with a crisp and light Riesling for maximum flavour!
Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato BLT Recipe!
• 2 pieces of bacon
• 1 large tomato
• A few lettuce leaves
• 2 slices of bread (any kind you like)
• 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
• Salt and pepper to taste
1) Preheat your oven to 400°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2) Lay 2 pieces of bacon in a single layer on one of the baking sheets.
3) Bake for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway, until bacon is crispy.
4) Remove the bacon and let cool slightly.
5) Rinse the lettuce and dry with a paper towel.
6) Cut the tomato into medium-thick slices.
7) Spread each slice of bread with 1 and ½ tablespoons of mayonnaise.
8) Top one slice of bread with lettuce, bacon, and tomato slices.
9) Season tomato slices with salt and pepper to taste.
10) Place the other slice of bread on top and press lightly.
11) Slice the sandwich in half with a serrated knife and serve.
Best Paired with: Riesling
A Classic Sandwich with Flavorful Additions
The Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato (“BLT”) sandwich is a classic lunchtime staple beloved by foodies around the world. This particular recipe elevates the classic to the next level by starting with freshly cooked bacon, juicy tomatoes, and adding a homemade mayonnaise for a deeper flavor burst. The final product is a flavorful sandwich that is perfect for lunch or a light dinner.
Why People Love This Recipe
This BLT recipe takes a classic sandwich to the next level. By baking the bacon crisp and not greasy, and adding homemade mayonnaise, sandwich lovers get the perfect blend of textures and flavors. The result is a sandwich that is beyond ordinary, and is sure to please adults and children alike. And, by using fresh ingredients, the cook can make various adjustments to customize the flavors.
Ways to Make it Gluten-Free
Those who need to avoid gluten can still enjoy this BLT recipe. Many of the ingredients are naturally gluten-free, and the few that potentially contain gluten—such as the bread and the mayonnaise—can be substituted. For instance, gluten-free bread and vegan mayonnaise can be used to create a delicious and safe sandwich.
Making it Vegan
The traditional version of the BLT has two ingredients that contain animal products: the bacon and the mayonnaise. However, the good news is that this sandwich can easily be made vegan with a few simple changes. The bacon can be omitted and replaced with either vegetarian options, or with an add-on of your choice. Furthermore, vegan mayonnaise or tofu-based mayonnaise can be used instead of the traditional mayo. The result is a sandwich that is just as delicious and still vegan-friendly.
Pairing the BLT with Wine
This BLT recipe is not complete without a good pairing of wine! As it is a light and crispy sandwich, a lightly bodied white wine, such as a crisp Riesling, is the perfect accompaniment. The mineral-like tones of the wine ensure that both the food and the wine are balanced and flavorful. Indeed, the combination of this BLT sandwich recipe and a light Riesling is sure to bring happiness to the lunchtime table.
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