Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tea Sandwich Saturday #30 - B-L-Tea Sandwiches

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!

B-L-Tea Sandwiches
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
White bread
Lettuce

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!

8 comments:

Kiffer said...

Absolutely the best Tea Sandwich yet !!!!!

Heidi said...

This sounds delicious! I wish I could still eat bacon . . .

Anonymous said...

Boy oh boy, Angela - these sound so good! Love the plate too, very pretty. Have a nice weekend and I love your 'Sandwich Saturdays,'
Joanie

Ginger said...

What a good idea to mix everything, but the lettuce, together.

Linda J. said...

I just had my first BLT of the season this week. There is nothing better. Love your BLTea

Marilyn said...

What a good idea for bacon tomato sandwiches. I love your sandwich ideas and may just use this idea very soon.

Rosemary said...

These are simply darling! and I love the pretty plate they are on.... oh, wish I could pluck one off the plate right now!

Deb said...

Lovely! I love BLT's!!! You must get some Himalayan pink salt and organic peppercorns from Sustainable Sourcing https://secure.sustainablesourcing.com and try them out in this recipe. I love the flavor it brings to everything I use it on!!! Thanks for sharing!