Your Inspiration for the Day: BLT Heaven


Sometimes we forget how delicious something so simple can be.  Pictured above is our PC BLT.  No, we don’t mean “Politically Correct.”  Nor do we mean “Pretty Cute,” although it does photograph rather well.

What’s the best way to jazz up the traditional BLT sandwich?  Add Pimento Cheese, of course.

Oh, and of course you’re going to roast those tomatoes in the oven with a drizzling of olive oil and a little bit of fresh thyme until they’re wrinkly and juicy and slightly tart and delicious, right? (thanks, notwithoutsalt, for the idea)

And fresh, fresh, fresh and crisp, crisp, crisp romaine lettuce?

And you’re going to use thick cut bacon, right . . . maybe apple-wood-smoked from your local farmer’s market?

Or maybe you don’t fancy pimento cheese, so you’re going to find some ginormously hearty and aromatic basil (this stuff came straight from our garden – wait, that’s a lie – it came from the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market), chop it up into a paste in your food processor, then mix it with mayonnaise to make a deliciously bright spread (again, notwithoutsalt gets some props)

And you’re going to put everything on some fresh baked ciabatta?

If you haven’t made a BLT in a while, do it!  Get crazy!  Use the freshest ingredients . . . really good bread, ripe tomatoes (heirloom if you can find them), the best bacon you can find (often much less expensive at a local market), and then make a creative spread.

Inspired?  Now head to the market!

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6 Responses to Your Inspiration for the Day: BLT Heaven

  1. Dave says:

    Wow that looks great! We are just starting to get nice tomatoes here. Can’t wait to put a BLT together.

  2. I’m totally inspired. I have some amazing crusty and holey bread that just came out of the oven and some perfectly ripe tomatoes and lettuce from the farmers market. I may have a BLT as soon as my bread cools :D

  3. Gill says:

    This is not just a sandwich. It’s an improvement to civilization.

  4. Meghan says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    • Gill says:

      BLT: such a subtle sandwich- hard to make well, but easy to say. The key is bacon. May I offer the name of Cresely’s in Arkansas as having the best bacon available anywhere. This is endorsed by personal experience and my hard to please New York food loving family. You know how hard to please New Yorkers are, so this should add value to their endorsement. By the by, if there is no one to answer the phone, they are out tending to the pigs.

  5. Gill says:

    Opps: Cresney’s

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