Craving: BLTs (with REAL Tomatoes!)

Craving: BLTs (with REAL Tomatoes!)

Emma Christensen
Mar 19, 2009

All the pork talk this week has us craving our favorite summer sandwich - BLTs, of course! It's not even worth making one with the out-of-season tomatoes right now (especially given the recent press about tomato pickers), but we can still daydream. What's your idea of a perfect BLT?

We love BLTs with lightly toasted bread - sourdough is the best, but we'll settle for a hearty country white. We coat both the top and bottom slice with a thin layer of mayo. Tender Boston Bibb lettuce is our favorite, paired with (of course) sweet summer tomatoes. We like the tomatoes sliced thick and laid on the sandwich in a single layer.

For putting in BLTs, we like thick-cut bacon that's so smoky you can smell it as soon as you open the package. We cook it until it's crispy but still has some bite, and use just a few slices to balance the lettuce and tomatoes.

Ok, we have to stop talking now or else there's no way we'll be able to wait until summer. Can you guess which summer crop we're most excited for right now?!

Related: The Skinny on Uncured Beef Bacon

(Image: Flickr member ShariW licensed under Creative Commons)

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