Well of course no one can prove where the Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich originated from so I am hereby claiming it for Britain.
For the perfect BLT you will need:
- Dry Cured Back Bacon
- Tomatoes (Baby Plums are good)
- Lettuce (I think the example here was a Gem)
- Crusty White Loaf (unsliced)
- English Mustard
Grill the bacon. Don’t be shy, cook it all. If you think you can make this thing healthy by skimping on the ingredients then forget it. In fact if you’re counting food points then grab the granola and run.
Slice two super-thick slices of bread. Super-thick not just for gluttony reasons but also because this is a pragmatic build. The thicker the bread the better able it is to hold the enormous quantity of filling ingredients.
Then spread with butter, mayo and mustard. Mmm, you could skip the butter if you really wanted to…
Once the bacon is cooked to your liking begin the build. Start with the bacon:
Then a layer of sliced tomatoes:
Finally a layer of lettuce leaves:
Top the sandwich and cut in half diagonally and take photos of the insides in close up so you can drool at the multiple layers of juiciness. Okay just eat the thing:
Tony Blair stated this was his favourite food. And if its good enough for him then its good enough for me. Possibly.