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Classic BLT Sandwich

A mouthwatering, Classic BLT Sandwich will never NOT be a staple meal in my house. We’re going to be mastering the art of cooking the bacon, to the ideal food pairings/presentation, to perfecting the secret sauce. (it’s mayo, but it’s soooo important) Get ready to up your sandwich game and impress your taste testers with this timeless sandwich

How To Make A BLT Sandwich

Let’s start with the basics – how to assemble the perfect BLT sandwich. Begin with selecting the bread of your choice – whether it’s rustic sourdough, hearty whole grain, or classic white. I chose a “Tuscan White” bread I found at my local store. Next, it’s time to prep the other ingredients – crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, and a generous amount of mayo (or garlic aioli). Sandwich it all together and get ready to indulge in BLT perfection! We’ll discuss more below.

Cooking The Bacon (The Best Way)

The bacon – arguably the most crucial component of any BLT sandwich. But how do you achieve that perfect balance of crispiness and flavor? The key is in the cooking method. While some swear by frying bacon in a skillet, I’m telling you that you NEED to be baking it in the oven. this is a low maintenance and easy cleanup method we all need in our lives. I put an entire pack (1lb) of bacon on my pan & cooked it for 15-18 minutes at 400.

What Bacon Do I Buy?

I highly recommend avoiding thick-cut bacon for a BLT. The last thing you want is to be gnawing on a jerky-like strip in your sandwich. We’re looking for a thin and crispy bacon here. Kind of like glass, you want that bacon to shatter when you bite it, not bite you back. Grab the normal cut, or even thin cut bacon if you can find it,

The Sauce Is The Key

Now, let’s talk sauce – because no BLT sandwich is complete without it. The secret to a BLT that you’ll remember is the sauce. If you’re taking the super classic route, a hefty portion of Mayo does great. I used Duke’s brand mayo. If you’re looking for a little extra, make a simple garlic aioli. Either way, a dry BLT is bland. The sauce is a necessity in my mind.

The Veggies

When it comes to selecting the veggies for your BLT sandwich, freshness is key. Look for ripe, juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce leaves for the perfect crunch, and perhaps add a twist with thinly sliced avocado for a creamy texture. I did not use avocado, but by all means go for it.

What To Serve With A BLT Sandwich

While a Classic BLT Sandwich is a quite possibly the greatest sandwich ever, a side can make it even better. For a classic combo, serve your BLT with a side of crispy french fries or a refreshing summer salad. Something that always takes me back to childhood is a bag of kettle-cooked potato chips and a pickle. Always need the pickle.

Enjoy!

Get ready to indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience that is the Classic BLT Sandwich. Whoever is lucky enough to enjoy this sandwich with you won’t take it for granted. Enjoy!

Classic BLT Sandwich

5.0 from 1 vote
Recipe by TheSqueakyOven Course: Lunch, Most Popular, SandwichesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Cook Mode

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb 1 thin sliced bacon

  • 4 Slices 4 bread of choice (I used a hearty tuscan white)

  • 1 1 ripe tomato

  • 4-6 Leaves 4-6 green leaf lettuce

  • 2 Tbsp 2 butter

  • 4-6 Tbsp 4-6 mayo (or sauce of choice)

  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F. Place your bacon flat on a baking sheet, no overlapping. Bake for 5-18 minutes, or until the bacon reaches your desired crispiness.
  • Prep your bread! Butter one side of each of your bread slices and place on a medium-high heat skillet. Toast until you reach your desired golden brown color.
  • Chop your tomatoes into slices, about 1/4 inch thick. Place the slices on a paper towel and salt and pepper them to taste. Seasoned tomatoes are the best tomatoes! Prep your lettuce leaves as well – make sure they’re washed.
  • Place your 4 slices of toasted bread toasted side down. Spread your desired amount of mayo (or sauce) on the bread – I like to do both sides.
  • Add lettuce, them tomato, then the bacon on the first slice of bread, then add the final piece of bread. Slice and serve.

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