Here's my version of BLT heaven. First, chewy sourdough bread that has been lightly toasted but allowed to cool. This is so the mayo stays on top instead of being absorbed by the hot bread. Then comes a single layer of thick-cut smoky bacon that's been cooked until just starting to go crispy.
On top of this goes slices of super-ripe summer tomatoes, sprinkled with freshly-cracked black pepper. Finally a leaf or two of tender butter lettuce, crowned with the second piece of toast.
Oh, and it's very important to slice the sandwich into triangles. Don't ask me why, but it is.
But that's just me. How do you like your BLTs?
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