Monday, August 18, 2008

My Favorite BLT

This really should be called a BLCT as one of its main ingredients is cheese, not to mention that the lettuce in this is really basil leaves. So it may not be the most traditional BLT, but it's my favorite. What makes it special are the thick slices of homegrown tomatoes and the creamy burrata cheese. I think everybody has their own way of making a BLT and this is mine. What's yours?

Favorite BLT
Serves 2

4 slices sourdough bread
4 slices bacon
1 large tomato
handful of basil leaves
6 oz burrata

Toast sourdough and set aside. Cook the bacon according to the suggestion below. Slice tomato into 1 or 1 1/2 inch thick slices and cut each slice in half. Place half of the basil on one piece of sourdough and top with two tomato slice halves, followed by two slices of bacon and half the burrata. Top with a second slice of sourdough, cut in half and enjoy! (I love a good dose of mayonnaise on a BLT, but with the creaminess of the burrata, you don't really need it here)

This is how I get bacon to come out crispy and golden every time. Preheat oven to 375*. Place a cooling rack over a sheet pan or cookie sheet with an edge and lay bacon strips on the rack. Place in the oven for 20 - 35 minutes until golden and crispy.

3 comments:

Alex Rushmer said...

oh my, that looks gooood.

Jenn said...

this looks so sinfully delicious!

Kristen said...

Oh - I love this! YUM!