Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich

We are at the peak of our locally grown tomato harvest. Lush, vine-ripened tomatoes, kissed by the summer sun, are flooding the markets. And how happy we are about it. We have been eating tomatoes in every way we can think.

But really, is there any better way to honor the summer tomato than a humble BLT? While the BLT offers many opportunities for experimentation and adaption, and I am as guilty of that as anyone, I always go back to the time-honored classic that I remember from my childhood.

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich
For each sandwich
2 slices sturdy white bread
mayonnaise or butter, to taste
freshly washed and dried lettuce
strips of crispy bacon
slices of ripe tomato
Salt and pepper

Spread each bread slice with mayo or butter. Layer one slice of bread with lettuce, bacon, and tomato. Sprinkle tomato with salt and pepper.  Top with the other slice of bread, cut in half and enjoy!