The Perfect BLT

June is here!!! WOOOOO HOOOOO…this has not been the summer kick off we are use to but we made it!!! I am so looking forward to a fun, safe and long summer. One of my favorite memories is spending days on the beach with one of my closest friends, JB. We always sat in the same spot on sand and shared a BLT for lunch. I am thinking this is the summer to bring back the BLT. With Picnic lunches around for a while, here is my take on what makes the perfect summer sandwich!!!

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adapted from spend with pennies

  • 4 slices bread your favorite variety (but make sure it is thick)
  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon. The bacon MUST be cooked in the OVEN so it comes out just right…WHO KNEW????!!!????
  • 2 tomatoes large, RIPE. Beefsteak or Roma are good choices!
  • 4 leaves lettuce iceberg, bibb or romaine (I LOVE bib)
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper
  • Wash lettuce, dry and cut into thin shreds. Slice tomatoes into thick slices.
  • Cook bacon until crisp, drain on paper towel and set aside.
  • Toast bread until lightly browned, butter if desired and set aside.
  • Spread each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise.
  • Top with bacon, tomatoes and lettuce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut in half and serve.

For the perfect bacon….

To cook bacon in the oven, preheat oven to 400°F. Place a rack on a rimmed baking sheet. Put bacon the rack and bake 18-20 minutes or until crisp.

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