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52 Weeks of Cooking: Week 20 – Diner Food

October 06 , 2014 by: Marga Munson 52 Weeks of Cooking, Main Dish

There are few foods that are as widely revered and celebrated as bacon. Seriously. Pork… Salty, fatty, smokey goodness. I’m a huge fan, as is Mike. That’s why when we knew the diner food challenge was coming up, I knew I wanted to rock out a BLT. However, I wanted to really emphasize the bacon-ness.

You know when you order a BLT at a restaurant and what comes out is actually a LT sandwich with ONE piece of bacon, split in half, so it only covers a small portion of your sandwich real estate? Yeah… That’s not cool with me. I need a bacon to bread ratio of like…1 to 1. You want a piece of bacon in every bite!! So what I did was make a little bacon weave that was the same size as the bread we used, baked it off and assembled the best friggin BLT’s ever.

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Bacon Weave BLT’s

Makes 2 sandwiches

8 pieces of bacon, cut in half (we used peppered bacon from the deli counter)
4 pieces of sourdough bread, toasted
2 tomatoes off the vine, sliced
Romaine lettuce
Mayonnaise

First off, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil (easier clean up!). Weave the bacon into a “sheet” by maneuvering the slices over and under each other. It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Bake the bacon weaves for about 15 minutes, or until they are done to your liking. When they come out of the oven, they will have fused together and be 1 piece. It’s amazing.

Assemble your sandwiches, add your preferred amount of mayo (mine is none, but Mike loves it) and go to town!

Now tell me… What’s YOUR favorite way to use bacon? Comment below!

XOXO,
Marga

4 Comments

  • Nice weave!

    I prefer to use bacon in soups/stews. It can do no wrong.

    • Mmm! Love it in soup. Adds such a great smokey flavor!

  • My favorite way to consume bacon is by mouth…in a BLT (thought it’s a really difficult thing to narrow the coiced to just one favorite).

    • I completely agree! Bacon pretty much makes everything bettah!

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