April is National BLT Sandwich Month, and, honestly, who doesn’t love a classic BLT sandwich? Whether you prefer the BLT sandwich its pure form or a variation of it (such as the turkey club, or a vegetarian/vegan version), we can all agree that its simplicity is its genius.
While many may argue that a BLT belongs on white bread and white bread only, others believe that fresh baked bread from the bakery is the way to go. Whatever your preference (white, wheat, sourdough, ciabatta), most of us agree that the bread is meant to be toasted. You can toast it in the toaster, a toaster oven, pop it into your oven broiler or butter it up and toast it on the skillet.
Sure you can fry your bacon it in the pan or on a cast-iron skillet, but baking it in the oven is easy and great for when you need to feed the masses. And whether you go with the normal or thick cut bacon is all up to your preference.
Iceberg is often the go-to, whether you use whole leaves or shredded iceberg lettuce. But anything with a nice crunch, like Romaine or even Bibb lettuce, can be a great substitute or addition. You may even consider adding arugula for a peppery bite, or spinach to up your nutrient intake.
There’s no denying that heirloom tomatoes are the tomatoes for a BLT sandwich. Any tomato is fine if you’re in a pinch, but there’s just something about the hearty heirloom. Regardless of the tomato you use, remember to season your tomatoes with salt and pepper.
Mayo lovers will agree that it is also a key ingredient, but those who hate it could do without. If you’re feeling experimental, you can try an aioli or even your favorite mustard, just to give your sandwich some kind of moisture.
Purists would stop there, but, much like a grilled cheese, eaters like to try out new and different ingredients. For example, you can try avocado, whether in slices or mashed up. A fried egg can help this sandwich masquerade as breakfast.
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