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Meowzerz Dec 15, 2012 06:58 PM

So, the classic BLT is lightly toasted white bread, lettuce (romaine, right?), bacon, tomato, and mayo (in most cases). Know it, love it. But does anyone else do variations on the classic?? I will sometimes do toasted bread, spinach, bacon, and honey mustard. It's so gooood! Please share your versions =)

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    debbypo Dec 15, 2012 07:09 PM

    I like to sub thin slices of avocado for the mayo. Also, it's great with arugula instead of romaine....mmmnn too bad tomatoes are out of season.

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    1. re: debbypo
      Meowzerz Dec 15, 2012 07:23 PM

      Avocado would be interesting.I agree about the tomatoes! I went through a big tomato sandwich phase over the summer that I wouldn't mind repeating right now!

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        Crockett67 Dec 28, 2012 05:00 AM

        Should try with the avacado.

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      kseiverd Dec 15, 2012 07:25 PM

      I'm satisfied with B's?? No lettuce... fine with me. Tomoatoes ONLY when they're super great summer ones. White bread, mayo and bacon... works for me.

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      1. re: kseiverd
        Meowzerz Dec 15, 2012 07:29 PM

        True...ain't nothin compare to a fresh tomato :)

        1. re: kseiverd
          tardigrade Dec 20, 2012 10:18 PM

          BLTs are a summer treat - no point in eating them if you can't get a fresh tomato, preferably one harvested within 20 feet of the kitchen. Additions are allowed, but it can't be a BLT if it doesn't have bacon, lettuce and tomato.

          1. re: kseiverd
            rasputina Dec 21, 2012 02:58 PM

            Oh yes, I ate many a bacon only sandwich on toast as a kid.

            1. re: kseiverd
              Crockett67 Dec 28, 2012 04:59 AM

              True dat!

            2. Veggo Dec 15, 2012 07:29 PM

              Supper tonight was BLTA, iceberg L, Dukes mayo. I'm sassified.

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              1. re: Veggo
                Meowzerz Dec 15, 2012 07:45 PM


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                zippypinhead Dec 15, 2012 07:30 PM

                If you're gonna do it, might as well go all the way.....
                Toast the bread in some of the bacon grease.

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                1. re: zippypinhead
                  Meowzerz Dec 15, 2012 07:47 PM

                  lol who are you! Paula Deen or Michael Symon!? ;)

                2. ipsedixit Dec 15, 2012 07:54 PM

                  I always like avocado and some red onions in my BLT.

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                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    Veggo Dec 15, 2012 08:16 PM

                    I suppose we could call that a BLOAT...it won't float, sorry, ipse.

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                      ipsedixit Dec 15, 2012 08:24 PM

                      You may be onto something ...

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                        BuildingMyBento Dec 22, 2012 09:45 AM

                        How about a BLAB? Bacon, lettuce, avocado, brioche? Better yet, make it someone's name... T. Blab, so that we can get tomatoes in there too.

                        I mentioned in another thread that when I'm in China, every now and then a BLT is in the cards. The bad news is, often the only place to get it on the go is a Subway.

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                          EWSflash Dec 22, 2012 06:39 PM

                          If it's a BLOAT it's gonna float. Like those kelp bladders and other things we won't mention.

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                        Florida Hound Dec 15, 2012 08:01 PM

                        Make that "bacon" beef bacon for a non-pork version. I don't do pork and most turkey bacons are bland, by my taste buds. The beef version (Gwaltney) seems similar to regular bacon. Also, I have used Thousand Island Dressing to substitute for mayo, especially when we are out of mayo.

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                        1. re: Florida Hound
                          happybaker Dec 15, 2012 08:45 PM

                          Try pan frying pastrami until crisp as your bacon substitute. Tasty!

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                            HillJ Dec 15, 2012 10:06 PM

                            My brothers like oven baking slices of pastrami and rounds of salami as subs for the bacon.

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                              happybaker Dec 15, 2012 10:38 PM

                              Oh! Salami!

                              Never thought of that and ti would be awesome : )

                            2. re: happybaker
                              Gio Dec 16, 2012 10:28 AM

                              As is pan fried prosciutto...

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                                Florida Hound Dec 26, 2012 07:53 PM

                                Reply to happybaker: I tried your pastrami substitute for a breakfast covered dish the other day, and I liked it a lot. I had found a recipe for an appetizer that looked like it might make an interesting addition to the breakfast: Cut bacon in half lengthwise, sprinkle the bacon slices with grated parmesan cheese, wrap it around a breadstick and microwave. The foolish recipe wanted the thing nuked on high for "3 to 6 minutes" and my first attempts were blackened and trashed (by me). But the 2- 3 minute micro for this was about right, and pastrami sliced the same way worked fine. (I had some with beef bacon and some with pastrami). Thanks for the tip!

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                              HillJ Dec 15, 2012 08:34 PM

                              two toasted slices of rye bread with red pepper hummus
                              spread on both slices, add
                              thick cut bacon and I like it crisp (usually 4 slices)
                              a few Bibb lettuce leaves
                              sliced Tomato
                              sliced Red Onion
                              Sliced Hard boiled egg
                              Avocado slices

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                              1. re: HillJ
                                ipsedixit Dec 15, 2012 08:35 PM

                                Eggs, eh?

                                Not sure I'm really feeling that.

                                Interesting addition, tho ...

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                                  HillJ Dec 15, 2012 08:41 PM

                                  Hard boiled eggs r a must!

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                                    Veggo Dec 15, 2012 08:48 PM

                                    I might try that- I have 2 leftover hard boiled eggs from my deviled egg contribution to tomorrow's polo match in Sarasota.

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                                      HillJ Dec 15, 2012 10:03 PM

                                      Let me know what you think.

                                  2. re: ipsedixit
                                    MonMauler Dec 16, 2012 08:52 AM

                                    The best BLT's, actually have an over easy fried egg inside. The yolk gushes out and coats the inside of the sandwich. It's a thing of beauty. Even a hard fried egg in a BLT elevates it.

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                                      HillJ Dec 16, 2012 09:06 AM

                                      So true. Egg addition is outstanding, hard boiled, fried. Even just a prepared yolk alone makes me happy.

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                                        Samalicious Dec 16, 2012 05:00 PM

                                        Nah, then you have have a egg sandwich with bacon lettuce and tomato.

                                        1. re: Samalicious
                                          HillJ Dec 16, 2012 05:37 PM

                                          Nah, you have a delicious version of a BLT, thank you very much :)

                                      2. re: MonMauler
                                        ipsedixit Dec 16, 2012 10:26 AM

                                        I could see an over easy fried egg, but hard boiled just seems a bit awkward.

                                        Fried egg, bacon, tomato, toast ... that's sort of like a diner breakfast plate in sandwich form ...

                                        1. re: ipsedixit
                                          Will Owen Dec 19, 2012 12:20 PM

                                          You could slice the egg - my favorite sandwich is that with liverwurst and Swiss - but there's too much going on with a BLT to add anything more that could fall out, I think. The genius of avocado is that it tends to stay put while adding a bland richness.

                                          A good homemade white or sourdough is what I want a BLT on, and a light toasting helps. But if the tomato is crunchy or flavorless there's just no point. Have a BLE or BLA instead …

                                        2. re: MonMauler
                                          EM23 Dec 19, 2012 12:46 PM

                                          A runny yolk is the best. Someone on these boards called the BLT with an egg, a BELT, a while back:)

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                                            MonMauler Dec 19, 2012 01:21 PM

                                            Totally agreed re: runny yolks.

                                            A bar that I frequent, kind of divey but with a pretty good rotating beer selection, actually has a BELT on their menu. Unfortunately, the egg is simply fried, with a broken yolk. It's still a good sandwich, but it does not compare to a BLT with a nice over-easy, sunny side up or even poached egg, where you get the delicious decadence of a runny yolk coating the inside of the sandwich.

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                                              jmcarthur8 Dec 19, 2012 01:33 PM

                                              God, that sounds delicious.

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                                            rasputina Dec 21, 2012 02:59 PM

                                            No way would I eat that.

                                        3. re: HillJ
                                          Meowzerz Dec 15, 2012 08:39 PM

                                          oh yeah! Red pepper hummus s great on a BLT!

                                          1. re: HillJ
                                            Veggo Dec 15, 2012 08:42 PM

                                            Is the B the Bibb lettuce?, or are you going vegan on us? We porkers need to know.

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                                              HillJ Dec 15, 2012 08:44 PM

                                              oops, forgot the bacon...just added it now...

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                                                ipsedixit Dec 15, 2012 08:58 PM

                                                I thought it was for "boiled" ...

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                                            relizabeth Dec 16, 2012 09:07 AM

                                            Tomato: ideally just picked from back yard. reasonable off season substations: tomato jam or slow roasted tomatoes
                                            Lettuce: I like a Bibb or Boston, arugula ain't too bad, either
                                            Mayo: homemade or hellmans
                                            Bread: I like a toasted wheat
                                            Bacon: husband is vegetarian. Tempeh panfried is good sub. Either fakin bacon or marinate tempeh w molasses, adobo paste from can of chipotles and then pan fry
                                            Avocado: I adore
                                            Egg: fried w runny yolk instead of Mayo. too fancy to bother with at home, particularly if tomatoes are from backyard.

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                                            1. re: relizabeth
                                              HillJ Dec 16, 2012 09:07 AM

                                              Ohhhhh tomato jam, another excellent suggestion.

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                                                biondanonima Dec 16, 2012 04:51 PM

                                                Yes yes yes to roasted tomatoes or tomato jam/confit. I don't care for raw tomatoes but roasted, they take a BLT to a whole new level. I'm also a huge fan of avocado.

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                                                  sr44 Dec 19, 2012 07:15 PM

                                                  And roasted tomatoes or jam/confit expand the seasons

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                                                Querencia Dec 16, 2012 09:50 AM

                                                When I feel a BLT season coming on I cook the whole pound of bacon by laying the slices on a low wide bun pan, about 30 min at 350* until nearly done, then keep the slices in a plastic bag in the ref for up to two weeks. When I want some, I wrap a few slices in a paper towel and zap. Do not do this for more than 5 seconds or bacon will burn. Gets crisp almost instantly. Very very convenient.

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                                                  kengk Dec 16, 2012 09:55 AM

                                                  My favorite time of the year is that short window when I have both good tomatoes and lettuce in the garden.

                                                  I dislike mayo and generally add a splash of vinaigrette.

                                                  1. jmcarthur8 Dec 16, 2012 10:23 AM

                                                    Toasted sourdough, peppered bacon, tomatoes from the garden, iceberg lettuce, white American cheese and Duke's.

                                                    That's my BLT with C on T.

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                                                      Meowzerz Dec 16, 2012 08:00 PM

                                                      Now I really want that exact sandwich

                                                    2. Gio Dec 16, 2012 10:44 AM

                                                      Winter version: Crusty Italian bread, TJ's organic mayo, thick sliced house cured bacon (from a local farm), hydroponic vine tomato from Maine, either Romaine or arugula or braised broccoli rabe (whatever's in the fridge). Grilled in the George Forman till nice and toasted...

                                                      Summer version: Same as above but with garden grown tomatoes.

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                                                        alkapal Dec 28, 2012 03:33 AM

                                                        the campari tomatoes have a good tomato flavor, and last pretty well in their container on the counter.

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                                                        escondido123 Dec 16, 2012 05:12 PM

                                                        When the deep purple plums were perfect, I made myself a BLP. The sweet of the plum, the salt of the bacon and of course lots of mayo--all on lightly toasted 4-Grain bread.

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                                                        1. re: escondido123
                                                          HillJ Dec 16, 2012 05:37 PM

                                                          That sounds so interesting!

                                                        2. prima Dec 16, 2012 07:13 PM


                                                          arugula or basil instead of lettuce.

                                                          basil mayo.

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                                                            HouseSparrow Dec 16, 2012 07:31 PM

                                                            I like to add kimchi.
                                                            And onion is a big one for me. Sometimes it's just all onion instead of the tomato (esp. when they're out of season and all mealy).

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                                                              Meowzerz Dec 16, 2012 07:59 PM

                                                              Sounds good...if a little cruelly fragrant =) lol. I'd try it.

                                                            2. al b. darned Dec 16, 2012 10:14 PM

                                                              I like a BLOT: A bacon, lettuce, onion, and tomato sandwich. Leaf lettuce only, please, preferably red leaf. At red onions of course. On toasted rye bread, preferably, with Cain's real mayonnaise. Yes, store-bought tomatoes in the winter. If possible, to the on the vine variety.

                                                              1. ipsedixit Dec 16, 2012 10:35 PM

                                                                Can I ask a general question.

                                                                How much bacon do people like in their BLTs or variations thereof?

                                                                If I'm jus using regular sized sandwich bread then I want at least a pound of bacon, and good really thick cut applewood smoked bacon.

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                                                                1. re: ipsedixit
                                                                  Veggo Dec 17, 2012 06:24 AM

                                                                  I cut 4 slices of thick-cut bacon in half before frying, and I do a sort of basket weave with the bacon on my Pepperidge Farm Hearty White toast. I only do BLTA 's when I have absolutely perfect tomatos and avocados, and they hardly require any mayo at all, but I nevertheless put a thin layer of Dukes on both slices. Too much makes for a slip plane and ingredients try to squish out. Toast has to be perfect. I'm having one later today, I have perfect T&A. No, not that T&A, I'm talking fruits and vegetables.

                                                                  1. re: ipsedixit
                                                                    Jelly71 Dec 17, 2012 11:18 AM

                                                                    A whole pound? I can't even imagine how tall and thick that would be! Impressive!

                                                                    Personally, I use 3 or 4 slices. Especially if I am adding avocado. And can I say how much it makes me giggle when I see people on this thread saying they sub avocado for the mayo? I slather on both when available. There is no sub for mayo in my world. And yes, I acknowledge that my mayo addiction is a little out of control.

                                                                    1. re: Jelly71
                                                                      linguafood Dec 19, 2012 02:47 PM

                                                                      That's pretty much what I do, too. 3-4 slices cut in half before frying. And that's plenty of bacon, at least for me.

                                                                      Duke's -- a generous slathering √
                                                                      Kumato or other good tomato sliced thick √
                                                                      Green leaf lettuce / cosmopolitan √
                                                                      Toasted whole wheat √
                                                                      Avocado -- not always, but sometimes
                                                                      Slice of sharp cheddar -- sometimes, but then no avocado

                                                                    2. re: ipsedixit
                                                                      linguafood Dec 19, 2012 02:44 PM

                                                                      "At least a pound"?

                                                                      You're nuts.

                                                                      1. re: ipsedixit
                                                                        rasputina Dec 21, 2012 03:01 PM

                                                                        I do 2-3 slices depending on the size of the bread

                                                                      2. RhonelyInsanediego Dec 17, 2012 11:41 AM

                                                                        Whenever I make this the daughter has me sub sliced cucumbers for the tomatoes. I tried it and it was really good. Still I like the BLT much better than the BLC, but it was still good, as bacon makes everything taste good.

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                                                                        1. re: RhonelyInsanediego
                                                                          Meowzerz Dec 17, 2012 11:01 PM

                                                                          Interesting! That does sound good somehow haha.

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                                                                          FrankD Dec 17, 2012 11:44 AM

                                                                          My fave is to make a chunky chicken salad - chicken, celery, finely chopped onion and/or green pepper, mayo, pepper - and put lettuce and the salad on one side, and then bacon and tomato (plus more lettuce if you want) on the other. Completely overcomes the problem of dry chicken breast, plus the onion and green pepper give it a little extra bite and crunch.

                                                                          Messy as h*** to eat, though.

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                                                                            thymeoz Dec 17, 2012 11:51 AM

                                                                            on the menu at a local restaurant: a lobster blt. sounds luscious.

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                                                                              Meowzerz Dec 17, 2012 11:01 PM

                                                                              Oh yeah...I can totally see that being awesome

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                                                                                splatgirl Dec 22, 2012 04:02 PM

                                                                                I was wondering how it was possible that no one has mentioned lobster. I just had one last night. If it weren't for the winter "tomato", it would have been fabulous.

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                                                                                  suzigirl Dec 22, 2012 04:15 PM

                                                                                  I love you(I was talking to the sandwich). Seriously, I bet that was outstanding. I would love to see that on a menu near me.

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                                                                                    EWSflash Dec 22, 2012 06:39 PM


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                                                                                kcshigekawa Dec 17, 2012 03:26 PM

                                                                                A friend make a delicious BLAT, on WW toast, with Best Foods mayo on one side, and a combo of Dijon and ketchup on the other.

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                                                                                  Phoebe Dec 19, 2012 09:56 AM

                                                                                  Avocado is great on a BLT. The combination of bacon with avocado is heavenly!!!

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                                                                                    ipsedixit Dec 19, 2012 10:34 AM

                                                                                    Totally concur.

                                                                                    I may start adding crunchy chopped bacon pieces to my guacamole sometime.

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                                                                                      kattyeyes Dec 19, 2012 02:50 PM

                                                                                      No, no, not "may"--do it. Bacon guac rules! I'm just sad I only figured it out earlier this year.

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                                                                                        kattyeyes Dec 19, 2012 02:52 PM

                                                                                        Bacon guac over cheesy eggs. Don't say I never gave you anything. Merry Christmas!

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                                                                                          ipsedixit Dec 19, 2012 02:55 PM

                                                                                          I think I need to change clothing on the lower part of my body ...

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                                                                                            happybaker Dec 23, 2012 07:20 PM

                                                                                            ; )

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                                                                                        Phoebe Dec 21, 2012 11:30 AM

                                                                                        I'll have to give your suggestion a try. Crunchy bacon added to guacamole sounds tasty!!!

                                                                                    2. PotatoHouse Dec 19, 2012 01:26 PM

                                                                                      I use a good strong flavored San Francisco sourdough bread.

                                                                                      1. ipsedixit Dec 19, 2012 02:40 PM

                                                                                        I wish Peter Luger offered a BLT using their bacon ...

                                                                                        1. dave_c Dec 19, 2012 02:54 PM

                                                                                          I like BLAT's

                                                                                          Bacon - Peppered or Smoked. Never Maple
                                                                                          Lettuce - Iceberg
                                                                                          Avocado - Haas
                                                                                          Bread - toasted medium white or wheat.

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                                                                                            wonderwoman Dec 19, 2012 05:18 PM

                                                                                            baby spinich instead of lettuce; toasted whole wheat, either sourdough or tuscan.

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                                                                                              HillJ Dec 19, 2012 05:21 PM

                                                                                              All this BLT talk, tonight we made grilled blue cheese sandwiches stuffed with the addition of crispy bacon, slices of tomato, avocado and and topped it with a fried egg.

                                                                                              Man oh man, good.

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                                                                                                suzigirl Dec 19, 2012 05:40 PM

                                                                                                I am not drooling.... OK, I lied. I'll take two please. That tops the yum list. Not a classic blt because there is no l but if it were on the menu(and it will go on my list) I would order that and be back next week for another

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                                                                                                  HillJ Dec 19, 2012 06:07 PM

                                                                                                  We had marble rye and texas toast to make the sandwiches and the tt won out. Even done as an open face sandwich it would be killer good.

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                                                                                                    suzigirl Dec 19, 2012 06:36 PM

                                                                                                    Good choice. TT although again not classic sounds kick ass. I know I am not the only one that was wondering which bread it landed on. Kudos on the choices.

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                                                                                                      thymeoz Dec 20, 2012 07:00 AM

                                                                                                      omg, i've gotta make this soon!

                                                                                                2. re: HillJ
                                                                                                  Meowzerz Dec 19, 2012 07:03 PM

                                                                                                  Oh boy...Blue cheese is my one true love.

                                                                                                3. Veggo Dec 19, 2012 05:51 PM

                                                                                                  I just polished off a monster BLTA, in my lanai, reclined on my fouton, under a comforter with 4 pillows, as I watch Double Indemnity on TCM. Life is good.

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                                                                                                    Meowzerz Dec 19, 2012 07:02 PM

                                                                                                    *So* good. haha! BLT's are feel-good food apparently! I wonder if it resonates with all of our childhoods meeting our present lives. Yes, I'm gettin' deep. lol

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                                                                                                    plasticanimal Dec 19, 2012 07:03 PM

                                                                                                    Growing up, my dad always used kaiser buns for BLTs.

                                                                                                    1. PotatoHouse Dec 20, 2012 05:56 AM

                                                                                                      my wife and I came across this sandwich when a friend of ours was the head chef of our local bistro. You take good bread, I prefer sourdough, slather it with red pepper jelly, add thick cut pepper bacon cooked Crispy and sharp cheddar cheese, and cook it up like a grilled cheese sandwich. YUMMY!

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                                                                                                        HillJ Dec 20, 2012 06:10 AM

                                                                                                        Our grilled cheese/tomatoe meets BLAT last night was inspired by this thread and the 2 lb of blue cheese dilemma being discussed elsewhere on the boards. So good we may "rinse & repeat" tonight.

                                                                                                      2. eclecticsynergy Dec 20, 2012 11:48 AM

                                                                                                        For me, the perfect condiment for a BLT is Durkee's Famous Sauce. Tangy, slightly spicy, this is what really puts it over the top. Can be a bit hard to find these days, but it's well worth seeking out. Also great on ham & cheese, turkey, or pastrami. And pretty darn good on a burger sometimes.

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                                                                                                          plasticanimal Dec 20, 2012 04:46 PM

                                                                                                          Hmm, I've never heard of it. What type of sauce is it?

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                                                                                                            suzigirl Dec 20, 2012 05:10 PM

                                                                                                            I have heard of it but like you I want to know what it is like before I take the plunge. I hate to waste food.

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                                                                                                              eclecticsynergy Dec 22, 2012 05:49 PM

                                                                                                              It's not unlike a mustard/mayo mix, but more on the sour side rather than sweet. Really gets the salivaries going. As mentioned, slightly spicy. Makes great deviled eggs, potato salad, cole slaw dressing. Comes in a smallish tapered jar with a distinctive blue & yellow label.

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                                                                                                                suzigirl Dec 22, 2012 07:11 PM

                                                                                                                That sounds really good. I wish I had known that before. I would have tried it sooner

                                                                                                        2. deet13 Dec 20, 2012 05:01 PM

                                                                                                          I like using fried green tomatoes and salt pork for my BLT's.

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                                                                                                            rasputina Dec 21, 2012 02:58 PM

                                                                                                            Brioche sliced and toasted, butter lettuce, sprouts ( I grow my own) bacon, heirloom tomato and avocado with a little mayo is my favorite. Most of time I end up with Pepperidge Farm white bread though, at least it stands up reasonable well to all the ingredients.

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                                                                                                              Brandon Nelson Dec 21, 2012 10:57 PM

                                                                                                              I enjoy pancetta and basil in place of the bacon and lettuce. There is a local 9 grain bread that is wicked good toasted up for a BLT.

                                                                                                              Too bad there won't be a tomato worth eating until June. No I gots a BLT jones.

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                                                                                                                kattyeyes Dec 22, 2012 05:30 AM

                                                                                                                You can make a BLT salad in the meantime. I made one for dinner this week with grape tomatoes (which taste good to me any time of year, even when not grown on my own deck). It was great!

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                                                                                                                  linguafood Dec 22, 2012 09:37 AM

                                                                                                                  Oh, man! BLT salad is on heavy lunch rotation for me.

                                                                                                                  It's The Best! Crisp romaine, those orange grape tomatoes that are actually pretty sweet, and some good bacon crumbled all over. Dressing is so simple -- just Duke's and a bit of apple cider vinegar and LOTS of fresh ground black pepper.


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                                                                                                                    kattyeyes Dec 22, 2012 05:23 PM

                                                                                                                    :) It was my maiden voyage on the SS BLT this past week. ;) My spin on it was to make bacon guac with a small spoonful of Duke's mixed in, served over spring mix. Now I need more bacon! "See you" at lunch!

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                                                                                                                marymac Dec 22, 2012 09:41 AM

                                                                                                                Toast, mayo, tomato, bacon. Sometimes I ditch the lettuce.

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                                                                                                                  Gloriaa Dec 22, 2012 03:52 PM

                                                                                                                  I love making club sandwiches. I roast a chicken, make some wonderfully flavored mayo(garlic, chile, pesto, wasabi...) fry up some bacon, toast three slices of bread and assemble a triple decker delight. I also add some freshness with lettuce, tomatoes- fresh or roasted and a roasted pepper. Delish. So messy....

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                                                                                                                    kattyeyes Dec 22, 2012 05:25 PM

                                                                                                                    The turkey bacon club is the king of club sandwiches in my world. Only better thing was to skip the club aspect and have the same sandwich on thick slices of my uncle's homemade bread, soon after it came out of the oven.

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                                                                                                                  michelleTO Dec 22, 2012 04:21 PM

                                                                                                                  I don't like tomato (I know, I know...) so I make a BLAH - bacon, lettuce, avocado, hummus. Perfect.

                                                                                                                  1. EWSflash Dec 22, 2012 06:37 PM

                                                                                                                    Just to make this thread perfect, there is no apostrophe in BLTs. It's a simple plural

                                                                                                                    A BLT to me doesn't have mayo usually, a ton of fresh-ground pepper, though, and on white toast, tomatoes are a challenge here but when we get the good ones, it's magic. Especially if there's some avocado on there, that's a BLAT and it's magical.
                                                                                                                    I'd add green chile, but so far I haven't thought of it in time.

                                                                                                                    Spinach sounds really good, too. Now I'm going to peruse the thread and probably wish I hadn't because I'll be having BLT dreams.

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                                                                                                                      Meowzerz Dec 28, 2012 08:03 PM

                                                                                                                      I nevar did lern gud English... ;-)

                                                                                                                      I pepper most of my foods, especially salads and anything containing tomatoes, like crazy. I really enjoy tasting that pepper during AND after the sandwich.

                                                                                                                      I'm a spinach freak, I can eat it out of the bag like it's potato chips- although I probably do the chip thing more, unfortunately haha.

                                                                                                                      I am also craving BLTs every time I come back to this thread!

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                                                                                                                      cacruden Dec 23, 2012 01:22 AM

                                                                                                                      No mayo in a BLT, it is Bacon Lettuce and tomato with toast (buttered).

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                                                                                                                        LuluTheMagnificent Dec 24, 2012 07:32 AM

                                                                                                                        Love BLTs, For health reasons I now make BLTs w/ low cal white bread, low fat mayo, turkey bacon, omega 3 egg and lettuce & tomato. Still delicious.

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                                                                                                                          FriedClamFanatic Dec 24, 2012 07:40 AM

                                                                                                                          The British do a Bacon Butty...on a roll with some Brown Sauce. A true delight and I much prefer their bacon! I adapted it when we came back to the States.A Kiaser Roll, toasted or even better, grilled.........bacon, lettuce, Tomato and a combo of Mayo and Brown Sauce. If you can't find Brown Sauce, I have used Hoisin Suace in a pinch

                                                                                                                          I also love a bacon and Peanutbutter sandwich

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                                                                                                                            cacruden Dec 24, 2012 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                            It was one of the things that stuck with me after finishing up working in London for 1y+1d.... had this craving for bacon on a roll with brown sauce. I actually had a special shipment made of brown sauce (4 bottles) from England one time.

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                                                                                                                            Georgia Strait Dec 27, 2012 09:39 AM


                                                                                                                            Bacon, Egg (fried over), lettuce, tomato on toasted bread of choice with dijon mustard and hellman's mayo

                                                                                                                            fresh ground black pepper to taste
                                                                                                                            we don't like salty food so we skip any extra salt

                                                                                                                            this is good for dinner
                                                                                                                            open face is an option

                                                                                                                            must use crip lettuce

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                                                                                                                              cacruden Dec 27, 2012 10:48 PM

                                                                                                                              "crip" lettuce.... is that like gang lettuce....

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                                                                                                                                kattyeyes Dec 28, 2012 04:54 AM

                                                                                                                                I suppose you prefer blood lettuce! ;P

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