As I sat staring at the beautiful tomatoes on my kitchen table I decided on tomato sandwiches for dinner. Then it just got out of hand by adding bacon (ok, turkey bacon so a bit less guilt), and this unbelievably addicting bread. The bread I used is from Panera, it’s they’re Asiago cheese loaf and it’s just ridiculous. I’ve truly never had a bread I’ve enjoyed more. I butter both sides and throw it on a griddle to toast it up and could eat the entire loaf. My guests now ask for it. It comes in a loaf and a baguette. So there you go Panera, a free plug for you!
I’ve messed up BLT’s before and I think it’s because you have to toast the bread ahead of time. It just doesn’t keep the bacon and lettuce crisp enough if you assemble the sandwich first and then put it on the skillet to toast the bread; it just gets mushy.
Of course regular bacon is wonderful on this sandwich but I’ve used turkey bacon here which I think is very tasty with just a fraction of the fat. I’ve also used a veggie burger in place of the bacon and I love that too.
- 6 slices of bacon (I used turkey bacon)
- 1 large tomato sliced into rounds (I used 3 slices of heirloom tomato per sandwich)
- iceberg lettuce
- 4 slices of your favorite bread
- canola mayonnaise
- Cook the bacon until crisp.
- Butter both sides of the 4 slices of bread.
- Toast both sides of the bread on a skillet.
- Assemble the sandwich by spreading the canola mayonnaise on the bread.
- Layer on the lettuce, tomato and bacon.