Friday, June 3, 2011

BL-Twister Sandwich

I honestly can't remember when the last time I made a BLT sandwich was.  It's just not something I ever think of as I'm planning my weekly meals.  This time however, the idea popped into my head and I ran with it.  You may even want to call this one a sand"wish"... it's that good :)

BLT Twister Sandwich Recipe


BL-TWISTER SANDWICH     {PRINT THIS RECIPE}

Sourdough bread
1 pound thick cut bacon (cut in half lengthwise)
olive oil spray
garlic powder
sale and black pepper
2 teaspoons smoked cumin (divided)
2 teaspoons smoked paprika (divided)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 table spoon spicy brown mustard
1 tablespoon honey
cheddar cheese slices
tomato slices
romaine lettuce

-Preheat your oven to 475 degrees.
-Arrange your bacon (using a rack) on a foil lined sheet pan.
-Sprinkle the slices with half of the smoked cumin,  half of the smoked paprika and a good sprinkling of ground black pepper.
-Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes until it starts to get crisp but not fully cooked.
-Meanwhile, arrange your sourdough slices on another sheet pan and spray each slice with a touch of olive oil and sprinkle evenly with garlic powder to suit your tastes.
-Bake THE bread, along with your bacon for approximately 5 minutes and then remove from oven and turn over the slices.
-Continue to bake for an additional few minutes and remove from the oven. ** Keep your eye on your bread while it's in the oven. What you're looking to do is just toast up the slices and brown it ever so slightly without burning it.
-Remove from oven and allow to cool until your ready to assemble your sandwiches.
-When your bacon is slightly crisp but not fully cooked, remove it from the oven, turn over the slices, and sprinkle it with the brown sugar.
-Slide the bacon back into the oven and continue cooking until it meets with your desired crisp level (mine was approximately an additional 10 minutes).
-While the bacon is finishing up in the oven, assemble your sauce.
-In a medium size bowl add the mayo, honey, mustard, the remainder of the cumin and paprika and a dash of salt, pepper and garlic powder if desired.  Stir to combine well.
-Remove the bacon from the oven and allow to cool enough so it can be easily handled.  Make sure you keep an eye on it at this point because it has a habit of disappearing before you get it to your sandwich :)
-Prepare your lettuce and tomato into slices and pieces and you're now ready to assemble your sandwiches.
-Lay your bread down, olive oil side OUT. 
-Add your sauce...Add your cheese...Add your bacon (the more the merrier)...
-Next comes your tomatoes (don't forget the salt and pepper)...Lettuce...More cheese...who doesn't love more cheese?
-Add a little additional sauce (if desired) and then top your sandwich with the final slice of sourdough bread (olive oil side out). 
-Pop your completed sandwiches back into a low 325 degree oven for just a few moments to melt your cheese slightly but not wilt your lettuce (optional).
-Slice and serve.














You won't believe the crunch this sand"wish" has.  It's amazing and the salty/sweet flavors of the bacon, brown sugar and spices makes this a winner, winner, dinner, dinner.




Oh boy, I "wish" I had another one of these right now!!!  You can bet your bottom dollar that we'll be having these on our dinner table a lot more often.

I hope you've enjoyed my recipe and will try it for yourself sometime.  I'd love to hear any thoughts, questions, comments or suggestions you might have, so please don't be shy about letting me know you've been here for a visit.  My door is always open for company :)

Until we eat again,

6 comments:

  1. My favorite sandwich in the world! I had never thought about spicing up the bacon! WOW! I've gotta do this!

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  2. Oh, man. I love BLTs in the summer and yours look exceptional! Your photos just make my mouth water.

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  3. This is a beautiful sandwich! Breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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  4. I WISH I could have one of these right now too! They seem like a bit more work than your normal ol' BLT but I don't mind. I think I may have to make this next week. Yum!!!

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  5. YOur BLT looks AMAZING! YUM!

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