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How to Make a Classic BLT

A Classic BLT Sandwich with a gluten free makeover. 

How to Make a Classic BLT from What The Fork Food BlogThis post was sponsored by Hellmann’s through KitchenPLAY. As always, all opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that support What The Fork Food Blog ♥

There are some things in my book that should never be messed with. The classic BLT is one of them. It’s an old school sandwich that contains only 5 things: bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and bread. This is clearly a case of less is more. It’s always been a favorite of mine, and always will be.

Not a case of less is more? The Hellmann’s squeeze bottle. Big things have happened here people. Remember that old bottle you were constantly battling to give up that mayo? No more, people. No more.

How to Make a Classic BLT from What The Fork Food Blog

How to Make a Classic BLT from What The Fork Food Blog

Gone is that old bottle. While the BLT is not something to be messed with, the old squeeze bottle was. And it was definitely for the better. Now you can #SqueezeMoreOut with the new Hellmann’s Squeeze (Best Foods if you’re west of the Rockies). It’s designed to make your sandwich making life easier so you can get more of that mayo out as quickly as possible. The precision tip is a super fun bonus – you can even write or draw messages with your mayo. Play with my food? Heck yes! So hooray and big cheers. Now let’s let the sandwich playing making commence.

It may seem silly to write up a How to Make a Classic BLT post but I really think we sometimes need this reminder. I do not want this classic sandwich to die away and fade into the background. There are so many twists and takes of this sandwich these days that this little original has become the underdog, un-sung hero sandwich.

Please let’s just stop with the avocado. Stop with the runny egg. Stop with the BLT salads and dips. Stop with the extras and just give me my bacon, lettuce, and tomato with mayo and toast. Ok? Thanks. But that bacon weave can stay. That’s pretty awesome as far as I’m concerned. And maybe after I’ve got my classic BLT fix we can talk about those other shenanigans – like a lobster BLT. I’d be ok with that.

How to Make a Classic BLT from What The Fork Food Blog

The BLT would be a super fun sandwich to take to school (or work). For my husband, that’d be both since he’s a teacher. He’d probably flip for this if he could actually do flips.

Here’s a fun handy visual guide on how to make a Classic BLT. There isn’t too much explanation needed but I’ll include a recipe too. Enjoy!

How to Make a Classic BLT from What The Fork Food Blog

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How to Make a Classic BLT from What The Fork Food Blog

How to Make a Classic BLT

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A Classic BLT Sandwich with a gluten free makeover. It's so simple to make, yet so delicious.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices sandwich bread, toasted (gluten free or regular)
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon, cooked
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • Hellmann’s mayo

Instructions

  1. Spread the mayo on both slices of bread for each sandwich. Layer with lettuce, tomato, and bacon. Top with the remaining slice of bread and serve.

 

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Jo Ann

Saturday 26th of September 2015

Please enlighten me...what is the bacon weave?? I am addicted to my BLT's with mayo- nothing but Hellmann's for me! Yum!

Sharon

Saturday 26th of September 2015

The bacon weave is basically an insurance policy on your sandwich - it guarantees bacon in every bite! You can see how it's made here: http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/03/02/how-to-make-a-bacon-weave-for-the-worlds-best-blt It's so awesome :)

GiGi Eats

Tuesday 8th of September 2015

I guess I could totally make a BLT, minus the bread... it would still be a BLT after all ;)

Sharon

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

It would since it's not actually called a BBLT haha

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Sunday 6th of September 2015

Yumm! My mom is gluten free and she loves BLT's! Finally i can make it for her! great recipe!

Sharon

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

We used the gluten free bread from Aldi's, they have the best sandwich bread, it's super soft and doesn't even need to be toasted. Plus it's cheaper than other brands, winning!

Kelley

Saturday 5th of September 2015

Oh that bacon just looks so good! I'm craving a BLT bad now!

Sharon

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Doesn't it?! I cook it in the oven so it doesn't shrink up and get all weird shaped on me :)

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

Friday 4th of September 2015

So I'm just DROOLING over that BLT, Sharon. Yummers. I've not had the first BLT this summer. Last summer I must've had ten by now. FYI - someone brought that funky new Hellman's mayo bottle to our house for a picnic last week. We were all talking about it. And I was secretly hoping they might forget it, but no such luck. Guess I'll have to go get my own. :)

Sharon

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Hopefully you've had a BLT by now! They're the best :) :)

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