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    Bacon, Luttuce & Tomato (blt) Sandwich

    OK, the talk about “BACON” in DD’s Thai Bacon thread got me to thinking about how I best enjoy bacon. I’ll start this new thread as a result of my going a little further than talking about Thai bacon…. But let me first say something about Thai bacon. I almost always get the strip style bacon because I find the smoked flavor more tasty than with the flat thin slab type that we Americans call “Canadian Bacon”.. But to each their own and call it what you want. Another reason I like the strip style bacon is because that is what my mama used to get at the store.
    Anyway, the other day at the Tesco/Lotus, as I have done in the past, purchased a pack of the strip style bacon. I got the CP brand which was always tasty in the past. The ½ kilo package cost me 185 baht and had approximately 16 slices in it. Here is the package.

    Plenty enough for the way I use it to make about 4 “Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato” (BLT), sandwiches. The bacon fries up nicely in the frying pan. No, extra grease or oil necessary when frying. I’d say that about 25% shrinkage in size of the bacon strip when it is finished frying.

    I like mine bacon crisp so that is another reason for cooking slightly longer which attributes to additional shrinkage. When the bacon is done, take it out of the frying pan and place it on a few napkins to soak up some of the grease.



    OK, so that is the bacon piece of this post. Now I’ll proceed with how I like and make my “BLT Sandwich”. I prefer my BLT’s to be made exactly as I am describing. For me, anything less and it just doesn’t taste as good. Picking up from where I left off with the “bacon” being cooked, I thinly slice some very ripe tomatoes, “Big Boy” tomatoes are best but any good tasting ripe tomato will do in a pinch. Thinly sliced so that the flavor in the juice can be released with ease when biting into it. I then peal off several pieces of lettuce greens. I like using the “Iceberg Leaf Lettuce”.

    You will notice the McCormicks Course Ground Black Pepper in the above picture. That is another necessary ingredient to make a superb BLT… and I’ll get to when to apply this pepper in just a moment.
    Lightly toast some sliced bread. I use whole wheat but in this case I’m not so sure it matters. I like my bread lightly toasted so that when the sandwich is finished being made and I start eating it that it, the toast, isn’t too crunchy and breaks apart. Lightly toasted bread will not break apart. Next, put some mayonnaise on the lightly toasted bread. None of this imitation type mayonnaise, use the real stuff.

    Put the crunchy bacon on the toasted bread, don’t be stingy with the bacon now:

    then top the bacon with plenty of the thinly sliced tomatoes, put some more mayonnaise on top of the tomatoes, and then put on some “course ground black pepper” on top of the mayo.

    "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff....and it is all small stuff"

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    Next, put on the “iceberg lettuce”.

    Put another thin layer of mayo on the top 2 pieces of lightly toasted bread, place the bread as the top of the sandwich, and the sandwiches in half.

    Now for me, this is a lunch that I never get tired of. Don’t knock it unless you have tried it.

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    Looks great. One of my fav sandwiches. Have them a couple times a week with a big glass of V8 Juice. A few slices of avocado will make it even better.

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    Seems a shame to spoil a nice healthy sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes

    Shall have to give that CP bacon a try next time I'm in Tesco, although why they have pictures of hotdogs on the packet, seems a bit strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Shall have to give that CP bacon a try next time I'm in Tesco
    About the only thing I use. Quite good. Mayo I use is Kraft Real Mayonnaise. Don't use the Lite stuff.

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    What Mid said..

    I KNOW what I'm having for tea tonight.

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    thread of the year 2010, looks perfect




    drooling right now





    just off to the shops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Shall have to give that CP bacon a try next time I'm in Tesco
    About the only thing I use. Quite good. Mayo I use is Kraft Real Mayonnaise. Don't use the Lite stuff.
    right, what's the sense of having a nice greasy Bacon L&T sandwich without the "real" mayonnaise? the "light" stuff is for sissies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Seems a shame to spoil a nice healthy sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes

    Shall have to give that CP bacon a try next time I'm in Tesco, although why they have pictures of hotdogs on the packet, seems a bit strange.
    Yea, the L&T are thrown in just to add a little color to the sandwich..... :-) Not saying the CP is the best but for me, it works just fine and I like the taste as well as the fact that it can be fryed crispy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    thread of the year 2010, looks perfect




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    Khun Sun, a post Samet visit will get you a BLT...

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    oh man......

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    Great but I think that bread needs to be a bit more toasted.

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    look wery nice

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    Looks good. I like some chipotle mixed in to the mayonnaise and like Norton said,a bit of Avocado. But not essential.

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    And with sausage & egg with a huge dollop of HP sauce

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Looks good. I like some chipotle mixed in to the mayonnaise and like Norton said,a bit of Avocado. But not essential.
    You know "The Fresh Prince", I've got some Avocados in the house that I was waiting to have ripen up so that I could make some Guacamole but I agree with you and Nort that they would also be good in the BLT. I think I'll try that in a day or two when the Avocados ripen a little more. I'll still have enough for some Guacamole as well. Good call guys. BTW, I'm thinking the Avocados should be place on top of the tomatoes after the mayo and course ground pepper...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cat View Post
    And with sausage & egg with a huge dollop of HP sauce
    Sorry Cat, this is a "traditional BLT" (now with Avocado add on), and there is already some pork bacon so don't need any sausage and I'll pass on the egg since it doesn't add anything to the flavor and goodness of the sandwich in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    Great but I think that bread needs to be a bit more toasted.
    I like the crunch toast as well but not for a BLT as the more toasted crunchy toast will cause the sandwich to fall apart with each bit of the sandwich. That is why "MY BLT" with Avocado is on lightly toated bread. If I was making one for you though, I'd make sure the bread was more toasted.

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    I always add a little celery salt! I am going to have a BLT today.

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    Apart from the bread, it looks good.

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    Dang, The kids and I have blt's at least twice a month. I build them in the same way, great report. Tonight I am putting the 6 slices of bacon left over on our cheeseburgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    I am going to have a BLT today.
    Betcha can't eat just one.

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    BLT- I've already decided will be my last meal if ever on death row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    I always add a little celery salt! I am going to have a BLT today.
    Sounds like a winner chitown, "I'm in with the adding of a little celery salt".

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