I love a good BLT. There aren’t a lot of sandwiches that I like, but I really like a good BLT. None of this 1 piece of bacon on crumbly bread with wilted lettuce and half a tomato. No way. If you are going to eat a BLT. Make it a good one. There was one summer when I just about lived on the BLT from Arby’s. Well, that and soft tacos from Taco Bell. Look, don’t judge me. I was in college. 😉 Anyway, I loved that BLT from Arby’s. And recently I was thinking about that BLT and thought I might stop by Arby’s and get one. Well, wouldn’t you know, they don’t have it on the menu anymore! I was appalled! But thankfully I remember all the things I loved about that sandwich so I decided to recreate it at home. Prepare yourself for a very visual recipe. 😉
A Picture Tutorial: The Perfect BLT
You have to start with good quality bread. No cheap-o bread. Something dense is best. I went Italian for this sandwich, but a 9 grain would be really good with this too.
Add Peppered Mayo. One of the most important parts. You need that extra zing. I took a scoop of olive oil mayonnaise and cracked some fresh pepper into it. I added a squirt of lemon juice and it was perfect.
Make sure your peppered mayo covers the entire surface of both slices of bread. You want every bite to be incredible!
Add lettuce. I like red leaf because it’s pretty. Use whatever you like, just be sure it is good and crisp! No wilted lettuce on this majestic sandwich!
Pick a ripe tomato and cut thick slices for your sandwich. Maybe eat a slice or two on the side (with fresh cracked salt and pepper is my fav!).
Ah, yes. Now it’s time to add the bacon. I like center cut bacon in general so that’s what I had on hand for this. It would be even better with thick cut slices. But since I didn’t have this this day, I improvised…
Double the bacon! Perfect! Now, this is looking like a solid BLT!
This is probably obvious, but now it’s time to close your sandwich. And gaze upon the beauty of your artistry.
Now slice it in half. Because sandwiches taste better after they’ve been sliced in half. Also they are a lot easier to eat in halves.
Gaze upon the beauty one last time because that sandwich isn’t going to sit there long once you try a bite. 😉