Sandwiches can be as exotic as you like, with all sorts of fancy ingredients. But, there is nothing quite as satisfying as a classic “BLT.”
Today I’m going to show you how to make a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich, better know as the BLT!
We’ve already discussed how to cook bacon in the microwave.
We have also solved the mystery of how to actually wash your own lettuce!
We still need to slice a tomato. A really sharp kitchen knife or a serrated edge knife will cut the tomato beautifully. (Serrated edge knives are the ones with the jagged edge.)
Be sure to always use a sawing motion or you may end up squishing the tomato!
Then we’ll add all of this to your favorite bread, which of course should be toasted. A dollop of mayonnaise adds the finishing touch to a perfect BLT!
Spread each slice with about 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise. This is not a sandwich you should be eating if you are counting calories!
Add the lettuce, the bacon and the sliced tomato. (It doesn’t really matter what order you follow.)
All of the amounts are adjustable to your taste. And that’s all there is to a BLT!
To slice the sandwich, (optional) use a serrated-edge bread knife , with a sawing motion (as usual with this knife).
PS. Did you know that sandwiches are named after an actual person, (you guessed it) the English Earl of Sandwich? Apparently, the Earl of Sandwich had an obsession for gambling. Because he didn’t want to be disturbed long enough to eat a big meal, slices of bread with various fillings were brought to him at the gaming table.
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I’ve always thought that story was apocryphal.