The BLT is a crowd-pleaser at any time of year, but when tomatoes are at their peak during the summer, this sandwich is good enough to be the star of the party. Over at Saveur, they have some ideas for organizing an easy and economical BLT party for a crowd.Winnie Yang throws an annual BLT party for around 50 guests, and she shares her tips for planning and timing an even like this. Almost everything can be done ahead of time, she points out, like making homemade mayonnaise the week before. The exception is the bacon, which she starts cooking on sheet pans in the oven just before the party starts, because she likes the contrast of warm bacon with cool lettuce and tomato. (We do too!)
The article not only has tons of advice, its enthusiasm for BLT parties is so infectious you might find yourself itching to plan your own before tomato season ends.
Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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