Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 87, BLT's

I've always cooked my bacon in a frying pan, until today that is. I decided to bake my bacon so I wouldn't get grease splatters all over my arms. It worked out much better and crispier.

Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwiches

1 package regular cut bacon
12 pieces bread, toasted
1 large tomato, cut into slices

Heat over to 400 degrees F. Crinkle some aluminum foil, then spread it flat. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. Arrange bacon on pan, making sure not to overlap pieces. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until bacon is at desired crispiness. Check during last few minutes to prevent burning. Place bacon on paper towel lined plate to soak up extra fat. Repeat with remaining bacon if necessary.
Toast bread, spread mayonnaise on toast, layer lettuce, tomatoes and 3 pieces of bacon on each sandwich.

Makes 6 sandwiches

I liked making my bacon this way better than frying it in a pan. I didn't have to worry about burning myself. I was only able to make half the package at a time, so I placed the second half in the refrigerator while I waited for the first half to bake. When I fried the bacon, I always had to cut it in half to make it fit, but this way I am able to make my bacon without cutting it. By crinkling the tinfoil, I was able to let the fat drip off better than using flat foil. The bacon was also less likely to stick to the foil. The bread I used today I found at my Cub Foods bakery and it was a seasonal bread from Valentines day, so that is why it is swirled with red.

Flavor Rating: Great, nice crisp bacon.

Ease of Preparation: Easy, watch the last few minutes so it doesn't burn and you are able to tell how crispy it is. I found the baking bacon recipe at this link.

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