Gourmet BLT by Chef Charles Knight
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato on Toasted Bread
Equipment: 12-inch Gourmet Fry Pan
Makes 2 Servings – Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- 4 slices bread of your choice
- 3 tablespoons Mayonnaise
- 3 strips crispy bacon
- 1 medium size New Jersey tomato cut into 4 slices.
- Romaine Lettuce
The key to preparing the perfect BLT is to toast the bread on one side and not the other. Toasting is done most effectively on a stainless-steel flat grill, square griddle, or large Fry Pan. The unexpected star of the show is toasting the bread using mayonnaise - try it you will never do it any other way again.
Toasting the Bread: Spread a thin layer of Mayonnaise evenly on one side of the bread. Preheat the Fry Pan over medium heat (350ᵒF to 375ᵒF). Place the mayonnaise side down on the skillet and toast, about 4 to 6 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
Note: Mayonnaise (oil, egg, Vinegar, Lemon, Salt & Sugar) is the perfect combination for toasting and adding flavor.
Assembly: Spread mayonnaise on untoasted side of bread and place tomato on mayonnaise. Place crispy bacon on tomatoes and top with Romain lettuce. Salt and Pepper to taste.
Serve with potato chips and dill pickles. Avocado sliced (optional)