May 28, 2020

A BLT is all about having good ingredients and combining them in a simple sandwich.

I like to use a Japanese shokupan bread if possible. sliced bread

The tomatoes should be flavorful and firm. They can be sliced and salted in advance of preparing the other ingredients. sliced tomatoes

The other ingredient to prepare in advance is lettuce. They can be sliced in thin ribbons that can be piled in the sandwich under the tomatoes. shredded lettuce

  • 2 servings
  • 10 mins
  • 12 mins
  • 22 mins
  • Ingredients

    • 6 slices bacon
    • 4 slices bread
    • 2 tomato
    • 1 cup lettuce, chopped roughly
    • salt
    • mayonnaise



    1. Heat the Cast Iron Skillet on Low-Medium Heat for several minutes.
    2. Cut the bacon slices in half and lay in the pan. Use a heavy spatula to keep the pieces of bacon from curling up and heat for about 5 minutes.
    3. Flip the bacon to the other side and continue to cook for another 3 minutes.
    4. Remove the bacon and transfer to a paper towel.
    5. Toast the bread in the bacon fat for 2 minutes on the first side.
    6. Flip the bread to the other side and toast for another 2 minutes.
    7. Remove the bread from the heat and spread mayonnaise evenly on each slice of bread.
    8. Pile shredded lettuce on each side of bread.
    9. Lay the sliced tomatoes on one side of the sandwich. Season well with salt and pepper.
    10. Lay the bacon over the tomatoes in alternating directions.
    11. Combine both sides of bread and slice in half on the diagonal. Serve immediately.

    This recipe was adapted from:

      Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.