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My favorite summer sandwich


Jean Brislance
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I've enjoyed these for dinner a couple times this week:

-A couple slices of 9 grain bread, toasted

-Mayo

-3 strips of good, crispy bacon

-A couple slices of tomato

-Fresh basil leaves (in place of lettuce)

There you have it, a "BBT"! I started doing this with basil in place of lettuce a few years ago, and in my humble opinion, I think it blows away a traditional BLT. It is my favorite sandwich to have in the summer, hands down. Try it sometime if you haven't.

Now I just need the Minnesota sweet corn to ripen so I can have the perfect summer side dish to accompany the sandwich... :smile:

All the best,

Jean

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The basil sounds intriguing!

My favorite spin on the BLT was a sandwich I made last year...thick-sliced maple-cured bacon, garden fresh tomato and sliced avocado instead of lettuce, slathered with mayo on toasted whole wheat. Basil would have been a welcome addition.

[iTALIAN HOMER] Basil and Bacon...Mmmm [/iTALIAN HOMER]

 

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My favorite spin on the BLT was a sandwich I made last year...thick-sliced maple-cured bacon, garden fresh tomato and sliced avocado instead of lettuce, slathered with mayo on toasted whole wheat. Basil would have been a welcome addition.

[iTALIAN HOMER] Basil and Bacon...Mmmm [/iTALIAN HOMER]

Ooooh, avocado! That sounds like a fantastic addition. Thanks for the idea...I will give that a try this summer!

So, would sandwich that be called a "BABT" or a "TABB"? :biggrin:

Jean

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Another twist I like is to grill 2 slices of sourdough bread in butter. Hit the ungrilled sides with mayo,avacado,tomato, ortega chili,monteray jack cheese and for meat I like bacon and turkey breast.All the above sliced thinly!Way good, Doug........

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Basil makes near anything better, then again, so does bacon, so combining them almost like messing with pure essence of lust and goodness.

I love fresh basil on burritos...

He don't mix meat and dairy,

He don't eat humble pie,

So sing a miserere

And hang the bastard high!

- Richard Wilbur and John LaTouche from Candide

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I've enjoyed these for dinner a couple times this week:

-A couple slices of 9 grain bread, toasted

-Mayo

-3 strips of good, crispy bacon

-A couple slices of tomato

-Fresh basil leaves (in place of lettuce)

There you have it, a "BBT"! I started doing this with basil in place of lettuce a few years ago, and in my humble opinion, I think it blows away a traditional BLT. It is my favorite sandwich to have in the summer, hands down. Try it sometime if you haven't.

Now I just need the Minnesota sweet corn to ripen so I can have the perfect summer side dish to accompany the sandwich... :smile:

All the best,

Jean

Jean, where in the Twin Cities are you getting tomatoes? Are they passable? Do they approach the heirlooms I grow that are growing ever so slowly in this summer that is having a hard time getting started?

(BTW, farmer's market here reports that early Aug. for sweet corn.)

Susan Fahning aka "snowangel"
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Jean, where in the Twin Cities are you getting tomatoes?  Are they passable?  Do they approach the heirlooms I grow that are growing ever so slowly in this summer that is having a hard time getting started?

(BTW, farmer's market here reports that early Aug. for sweet corn.)

I'm just buying the vine-on tomatoes at the local supermarket. Passable, yes, but nothing like home-grown!

There must be something going on with the season, because I have some heirloom tomatoes growing on my balcony, and they are growing reeeeeeally slowly, too. Basil is doing well, tomatoes are not! :wacko:

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