There are some things in life that aren't supposed to be messed with. One of those things is the BLT sandwich. This traditional combination of porky bacon, crunchy lettuce, and juicy tomatoes is perfect just the way it is. While you can serve the trio on fancy bread, I prefer to make them on toasted whole wheat because that's the way my dad made BLTs when I was a girl. Same goes for the condiments: you could add mustard or aioli, but good-old mayonnaise from the jar is fine. The key to a good BLT is to use high-quality ingredients and be generous when layering. Lots of bacon is essential! To check out my method, keep reading.
From Katie Sweeney Ingredients 12 slices of thick-cut bacon Directions Makes 4 sandwiches.
8 slices of whole wheat bread
Mayonnaise for spreading
2 large tomatoes, thickly sliced
8 leaves of iceberg lettuce or 2 cups mixed greens
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
From Katie Sweeney
12 slices of thick-cut bacon
Makes 4 sandwiches.