We've had tomatoes at my house for weeks now, and though I've enjoyed slices as part of a vegetable plate many times, I didn't have a good old-fashioned Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich until a few nights ago. This really is one of the world's most perfect foods, isn't it? I always head to the store for a loaf of good old bad-for-you white bread (I like Sunbeam), to which I add mayonnaise, thick slices of tomato, salt and pepper, hot strips of bacon and crisp pieces of lettuce. Then I cut the sandwich in half (diagonally makes it taste better, in my opinion), and if you're lucky you'll soon have a little tomato juice dribbling down the front of your shirt. Mmm, mmm, mmm! And did you know you can make BLT tea sandwiches?
Several years ago I read about combining the mayonnaise and bacon to make B-L-Tea sandwiches, and I wrote about those here. This week, I decided to go a step further and mix everything but the lettuce, because that would just be ugly. Since I "love" these sandwiches so much I used a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, then added my filling and small pieces of lettuce. And there you have it, the perfect summertime tea sandwich!
Yields about 6 tea sandwiches
1 small (2-inch) tomato, diced
3 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
In small bowl add tomato, bacon and just enough mayonnaise to lightly combine. Add seasonings as desired. Spread on bottom half of sandwich and top with just enough lettuce to peek out from under your top slice of bread. Savor and sigh!