1. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Active Member

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    So I'm almost 36, and last year was the first time I've ever had a BLT.

    I know, weird huh. But I grew up on the Cali coast where it doesn't get hot enough to grow your own tomatoes. I hated tomatoes. These hard red things from the store. Gross. So after moving 3 hours east to a hot climate, my wife and me started growing tomatoes and other stuff. Now I can't get enough of the damned things.

    So I'm on a Blt kick. I'm trying different things on them. I love to experiment with food. My favorite is with avocado and cheese. MMMMM.

    Last night I made one with (diced and warmed on a flat top) jalapenos. Oh my, how tasty.

    So what do you add to yours? Or am I the only one to mess with a classic?
  2. Alpo

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    Toasted white bread. Not wheat, not multi-grain. Nothing healthy. White bread. Not none of that "sandwich sliced" square stuff either. The real thing.

    Miracle Whip. I know a lot of folks say mayo, but the little touch of sweet does wonders.

    Put it on both pieces of bread. Saw someone t'other day describing a BLT and he only had the mayo on one slice.

    Two slices of bacon, done but not crispy. Torn in two, giving four pieces.

    The bacon has to touch the Miracle Whip. I know of people that put the bacon in the middle, between the lettuce and tomato, but the salty of the bacon grease mixing with the sweet of the Miracle Whip grease.

    Iceberg lettuce. Yes, there are better lettuces out there for salad. I prefer spinach in my salad. But for tacos, burritos and BLT, iceberg is the way to go. I think it's the crunch.

    The tomato. Sliced between 3/8 and 1/2 inch thick. Crosswise, not lengthwise. The bigger the better. Perfect would be one slice of tomato that covered the entire piece of bread, but two smaller slices will work. If you need more than two slices you need to give up until you get a bigger tomato. The tomato also must touch the Miracle Whip, which means the lettuce goes in the middle.

    So, white bread toast, Miracle Whip, fresh-ground black pepper, four half-slices of bacon, lettuce, tomato, pepper, Miracle Whip, top slice of white bread toast.

    If you really want to be putting on the dog, slice it in half, corner to corner.
  3. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    Nice lean thick cut bacon
    Fresh crisp iceburg lettuce
    Fresh ripe tomatoes from the garden
    Mayo
    salt and pepper
    white toast

    Never mess with a classic :eek:
  4. gunslinger69

    gunslinger69 New Member

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    Mostly extra bacon, I like 4 slices of low sodium and extra lettuce on lightly toasted white bread. mmm, I want one now.
  5. hunter29180

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    durn, I just ate lunch and you have made me hungry for a BLT! guess the diet will go bust today!!!
  6. 1969SS396

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    Same way as Howlnmad

    We grow our own pork so we have fresh bacon to go with our garden grown tomatoes.

    Think I'll have one today......sounds good.
  7. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

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    Toasted white bread
    Lettuce
    Tomatoes fresh from the garden
    Mayo
    "LOTS" of bacon

    On a side note I grew up in the midwest, Kansas and Missouri and never had a corndog until the Navy took me to Japan when I was 21, they were pretty popular there.
  8. flintlock

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    ALpo got it exactly right! Except I use 4 strips of bacon.
  9. CCHolderinMaine

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    This is pretty close. I say double the bacon...and not too crisp! The tomato as you've discovered is key. A huge Brandywine plucked from the garden not more than 5 minutes before slicing.

    All the additions you've made to yours are no doubt delicious, but they are sandwiches.

    A BLT has bacon, lettuce and tomato :)
  10. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Growing up we were poor. With five in the family, could not afford 4 strips of bacon on a sammich.
  11. cpttango30

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    I BLT -L-T +B

    1/2# of bacon on to slices of sourdough toast with a little ketchup and mayo.
  12. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    i like the yellow acid free tomatoes they are so sweet, i just do tomato and lots of bacon mayo on bread
  13. tcox4freedom

    tcox4freedom Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    4 slices of thick cut "pepper bacon"
    Romaine lettuce
    Roma tomatos (Yum Yum sauce or spicy ranch dressing over the lettuce & tomato)
    toasted wheat bread (w/mayo or MW)
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2012
  14. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Active Member

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    So apparently I'm the only one who plays with his food:D

    Oh well, they were yummy:)
  15. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Dang Alpo, your making me hungry. But, double the bacon and it has to be extra thick. Then, it may sound weird, but put some lay's potato chips on it and it will be over the top. Lastly, a nice cold Pepsi with that. ;)
  16. shorter260513

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    toasted white bread lightly buttered 4pc bacon lettuce tomato light salt heavy black pepper touch of miricle whip (just enough to flavor not goop out the sides)and just mabe a slice of cheese
  17. jack404

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    take two Bi's 1 Lesbian and one tranny and throw em in the mincer

    how else do you do it ??
  18. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Mr. Smartie pants uh? Cheers.:D
  19. jack404

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    well BLT sandwiches are hate speech

    guy here fined $3000 and threat of 6 months gaol for calling gay folks BLT's GBLT being the national body

    so now the recipie is changed

    dont slice your ingredients , MINCE em

    they mince enough by themselves in most cases
  20. Clipper

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    It really doesn't matter what kind of bread, whether you take Mayo or Miracle Whip, two strips or 4, just toast what you have, slather on a little lubricant, slice the tomatoes, lay the bacon on thick with a little greenery, and ENJOY! I am so gratified that the owner of this thread finally was able to savor the flavor. Good Show, sorry it took you 30 something years to get here.