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Perfect BLT or Variations

I am being "forced" to eat BLTs this week, as I have several organic beefsteak tomatos that need to be used up. Tonight I had Nueskes Pepper Bacon on lightly toasted whole wheat, with thick slabs of the aforementioned tomato, a little mayo, and some thin slices of avocado. Yum!

What are some other favourite variations or add ins? Sometimes I like a drizze of good maple syrup, as I like maple baon, but have yet to find one that truly dazzles.

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  1. I like to add some finely chopped parsley and garlic to the mayo. Simple twist but it adds a nice kick.

    1. I haven't been to this recommended restaurant but their BLT has lobster in it - yummmy!!! Can't wait to try it. That's a nice twist.

      1. I dont think you can do better than you did. My Neuske's at lunch was not the peppered variety so I had to add some. It was just about perfect and i was sorely wishing i had a ripe avocado.

        1. Different types of mayo or aioli could do wonders...picking or making one that compliments the tomato or the bacon. I had a sandwich not too long ago with a cheyenne mayo...it definitely improved the sandwich, although I see it could be tricky too.

          1. Karl S recommended a while back to use peanut butter instead of mayo on a BLT which I've tried and couldn't believe how good it was. ....Thanks Karl S

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            1. re: Infomaniac

              I finally remembered to use peanut butter last night and it definitely is an excellent addition. It tastes so much richer, yet not as overwhelming as I expected; only downside is all the extra calories!

              1. re: coll

                But does peanut butter outweigh mayonnaise in calories by that much?

                  1. re: HillJ

                    What's a hundred calories amongst friends....

                    1. re: Infomaniac

                      but Info! we could have nearly two sandwiches for the calorie count of one :)

                      1. re: HillJ

                        LOL, thanks for the caloric info...but when we're talking about a sandwich with bacon as the star, I guess the health issue goes out the window by default!

              2. re: Infomaniac

                Wasn't PB&J w/ bacon Elvis's sandwich?

                1. re: ML8000

                  I think just PB and Bacon...my younger sister, way too young to know Elvis, had this as her fave sandwich.

                  1. re: Frosty Melon

                    It was peanut butter and bananas, no bacon. I'm old enough to remember.
                    But my family grew up on peanut butter and bacon sandwiches, or peanut butter and butter as an alternative. I don't know how kids survive nowadays without peanut butter!

                    1. re: coll

                      That reminds me of a funny story - I have two grand kids of the same age (2 seperate families) and gdaughter hates pnutbutter, gson loves it. When they were 4, he tries his hardest to convinces her how great it is. Every few minutes he's at the table would say "But why don't you like it, I don't understand" - it was sooo cute, he was so flabbergasted that she didn't like the stuff.

                2. re: Infomaniac

                  You are all welcome. I was travelling and out of Internet range the week this post occurred - I just noticed this. I am glad people see the wonder of the PB-BLT...PB is way better than mayo or (shudder) "salad dressing".