A Killer B.L.T. (bacon, lettuce and tomato) Sandwich

Sandwiches are highly personal things. The ingredients below are my picks for the makings of a memorable B.L.T, but that doesn’t mean they’ll work for you. Summer is a great time to enjoy the “T” part of this sandwich, with tomatoes at their peak.

3-4 slices of your favorite bacon, cooked (applewood-smoked is a personal fave)
1 juicy vine-smelling tomato, sliced
A small handful of salad greens (optional: mix with basil and/or arugula)
Olive oil
Coarse Salt
Bread: A soft flat loaf like ciabatta or pan cubano that will absorb the tomato juices but not get soggy. The presence of top crusts also eliminates the need for toasting.

Optional extras: Sharp cheese, slice of red onion, strong mustard, mayonnaise (homemade is always better, by the way).

Trim each end of your loaf and slice in half length-wise. Drizzle olive oil on each side. Sprinkle a touch of salt. Assemble your goodies. Tomatoes first, then bacon. Next come the greens. Top things off with your second piece of bread. Slice. Take a big bite.