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World's Greatest BLT Sandwich

Updated on June 2, 2010
Fresh Home Grown Tomatoes
Fresh Home Grown Tomatoes
Preparing for BLT
Preparing for BLT
Cooking the Bacon
Cooking the Bacon
Making a BLT Sandwich
Making a BLT Sandwich

Ingredients For the World's Greatest BLT

My favorite time of year is summer.  Not because of the warm weather, but because of what the weather helps produce.  Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Each summer I grow fresh tomatoes to compliment our summer meals.  From cooking on outdoor grills to quick sandwiches, tomatoes seem to make everything taste better.  And as a key compliment to other foods, tomatoes are the key ingredient in Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwiches. 

The ingredients needed for the World's Greatest BLT are: 

  1. Tomatoes - Fresh from the Garden
  2. Bread - Italian is preferred.
  3. Fresh Lettuce
  4. Bacon
  5. Mayo
I'm sure you're thinking that these ingredients are the same in every BLT, so what makes this the WORLD'S GREATEST?  In addition to the main ingredients, the World's Greatest BLT requires proper preparation. 

Preparing the BLT

When Preparing the World's Greatest BLT, you need to be sure to cook all "warm" ingredients properly.  

Bacon should be cooked in a grill pan.  These pans keep the bacon above the grease which reduces burned pieces and ensures that the bacon is cooked evenly throughout.  You don't want too much grease in your BLT or you get a GreaseLT instead. 

Lettuce should be fresh and pulled from lettuce head by hand.  Don't chop the lettuce as it distracts from the fresh feel and taste of the sandwich. 

Italian bread is a solid option for BLTs but others can be used.  A harder bread helps keep the sandwich together and doesn't become soggy with tomato juice and bacon grease.   TOAST your bread during preparation. 

Apply a THIN layer of mayo to each piece of bread.  Not too much as it will distract from the taste of the sandwich. 

Slice the tomato to the thickness you desire.  I prefer and recommend thinner slices as it allows you to taste the entire sandwich and not just the taste of your tomato. 

Place the lettuce on your bread, and then the beacon and tomato top.  Cut the sandwich in half so that you can enjoy each and every bite. 

The World's Greatest BLT requires fresh ingredients and proper preparation, but it is all worth the time and effort. 

Simply Calphalon Nonstick 13" Round Grill Pan
Simply Calphalon Nonstick 13" Round Grill Pan

Remember, the best BLTs are made with bacon cooked in grill pans. Get yours now!



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      Kari Poulsen 8 years ago from Ohio

      I do so love a great BLT sandwich. I make them for the kids for dinner in the summer. They love them also! :D

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      Dana 8 years ago

      We ate BLT's today because of this article. Nice tip on cooking the bacon in a grill pan, we'll try that next time.