Friday, October 7, 2011

Not Your Average BLT with Spicy Mayo

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In my personal opinion, BLTs are the ultimate comfort food. Not to mention the frying bacon makes the house smell delicious. The freshness of the tomatoes and lettuce paired with crisp bacon is a killer combination. Add some toasted bread and a thin layer of mayonnaise and we're in business. If I could have one of these for lunch every day, I'd be a very, very happy lady.

Last week, though, I decided to make a different version of my favorite sandwich. Since it was kind of cold and dreary outside, I wanted the sandwich to be warm (and not just from the bacon). I had a bunch of tomatoes from the farmer's market and had a back-up tomato in case my idea failed, so I thought I'd give something new a try.

I breaded and baked the tomatoes so they would become warm and crispy, and to my surprise and delight they turned out terrific (I also made another version of them using cheese and they became my new favorite side dish). I made some spicy mayonnaise to add a different flavor, and these sandwiches turned out amazing. I used the new "thin" sandwich bread slices that are being sold in grocery stores, but you can definitely use regular bread or a roll instead. These were definitely an enjoyable twist on a classic BLT. Yum!

Printable Recipe

  • 1 tomato, sliced thick
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • Lettuce
  • 2 slices bread

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

Cut tomato into thick slices and season with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and water. Pour breadcrumbs onto a large dish.

One slice at a time, dip the tomatoes into the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumbs, allowing the excess to drip off. Place each tomato onto the baking sheet.

Once all tomatoes are coated and on the baking sheet, lightly spray the top of each tomato with cooking spray.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping half way through.

Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise and hot sauce and set aside.

Once tomatoes are done, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

Spread the mayonnaise mixture on one piece of bread. On the other slice, layer the lettuce, bacon and crispy tomatoes. Enjoy!

Source: SK Original

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