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iqdiva

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RE: The BLT Wed, 03/28/07 10:42 AM (permalink)
Southeast Alabama Method : Lots of old fashioned country black pepper bacon ,lettuce,home-grown Slocomb,Alabama tomatoes (the finest tomatoes in the world !),Colonial white bread,lots of mayonnaise,salt and pepper on the tomatoes,and just a touch of French's mustard on one of the bread slices.Incredible with a glass of sweet iced tea.
 
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    dickestep

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    RE: The BLT Thu, 03/29/07 6:22 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by scbuzz

    I know its a chain and maybe some people are tired of hearing about it .... but Waffle House makes an excellent BLT. I especially like mine on Texas toast !! The bacon is hot and crispy and they actually use pretty good tasting tomatoes (at least in most the ones in South Carolina where I stop). I really like the BLT with a side of hash browns (scattered and smothered of course) !!!

    The IHOP in Kemah, Texas, used more bacon than I've seen on a BLT in years. I've had them there several times. BLTs have been a favorite of mine since I was a young'n.
     
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      Adjudicator

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      RE: The BLT Sun, 04/1/07 10:32 AM (permalink)

      Late Night BLT Sandwich with Fried Egg and Cheese

      Ingredients:
      1. 3-4 thick slices bacon
      2. 2 slices Monterey Jack Cheese
      3. 2 slices Pain de Campagne (rustic country loaf), toasted

      - 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
      - 4 slices tomato
      - 2 leaves butter lettuce
      - 1 teaspoon butter
      - 1 egg

      1. Cook the bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels and set aside.
      2. Place the slices of cheese on one slice of the toasted bread and place in a toaster oven or under a broiler to melt the cheese.
      3. Spread the other slice of toast with the mayonnaise, top with the cooked bacon, the sliced tomato, and the lettuce.
      4. In a nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Fry the egg, turning over briefly when the bottom is set. (keep the yolk runny!)
      5. Slide the finished egg on top of the lettuce. Top with the other slice of toast, melted cheese side down. Place the sandwich on a plate and slice in half, letting the yolk run down the sandwich.
      6. Makes one late night sandwich.

       
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        dickestep

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        RE: The BLT Wed, 04/4/07 5:13 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Adjudicator


        Late Night BLT Sandwich with Fried Egg and Cheese
        That sounds about right. I certainly would not reject it if a sliced avacado were to appear in it, too!
         
        #34
          ann peeples

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          RE: The BLT Wed, 04/4/07 5:28 PM (permalink)
          YUM!!!!!!!
           
          #35
            MilwFoodlovers

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            RE: The BLT Wed, 04/4/07 9:30 PM (permalink)
            Good lord man, you've managed to combine most of my favorite food groups into one sandwich! The funny thing is I just bought a loaf of Pain de Campagne from my local artisan bakery and now I know how I'll christen it! I think I might add that avocado as that sounds like an excellent addition.
             
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              bbires

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              RE: The BLT Fri, 07/20/07 9:16 PM (permalink)
              Chattanooga has several fine BLT's, my favorite being at Armando's. If you've been here, you know there are several Armando's in the area. I go to the one on Main St. It's a triple decker BLT, nothing too fancy or extra, but they do not skimp on the bacon! In fact, they go a little overboard. Their BLT is a big sandwich, when many BLT's are not. And Armando's has the best tater tots I've ever had--maybe not a big deal, but if you've ever had the bitter ones at Sonic, then you can't begin to know how sublime a perfectly fried tater tot can be. Perfect side for a BLT!
               
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                matilda

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                #38
                  bbires

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                  RE: The BLT Fri, 07/20/07 10:23 PM (permalink)
                  I love to bake pain de campagne, but I think it's too hearty and complex for the BLT. It will overpower the sandwich; white bread of some kind, probably the plainer the better (I buy the kind with extra fiber) is the shizzle for a BLT IMHO.
                   
                  #39
                    phlmaestro2000

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                    RE: The BLT Sat, 07/21/07 6:55 PM (permalink)
                    While I don't really rate the place that high over all, More Than Just Ice Cream in Philadelphia does a great job on BLTs and grilled cheese; or at least they used to. I haven't had anything other than ice cream there recently.
                     
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                      OilCan

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                      RE: The BLT Sun, 07/22/07 10:13 AM (permalink)
                      You people are killin' me.

                      We're waiting for the first local tomatoes to hit the farm. Once they do you can bet I'll have the bacon cooked and bread toasted.

                      This may be the best all time sandwich ever invented....I can't wait..
                       
                      #41
                        Adjudicator

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                        RE: The BLT Sun, 07/22/07 10:21 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by OilCan

                        You people are killin' me.

                        We're waiting for the first local tomatoes to hit the farm. Once they do you can bet I'll have the bacon cooked and bread toasted.

                        This may be the best all time sandwich ever invented....I can't wait..


                        It IS.

                        No fresh tomatoes yet? Bummer. We are having a bumper crop of them down here...
                         
                        #42
                          mayor al

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                          RE: The BLT Tue, 07/24/07 9:20 AM (permalink)

                          Costco's Thick-Sliced Maple Smoked Bacon makes the best BLT's I have ever had the good fortune to enjoy !! BTW for me you can leave off the "L"... I like my sandwich to be a "BOT" that's Bacon, Onion,& Tomato !!!
                           
                          #43
                            Farfromhome

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                            RE: The BLT Tue, 07/24/07 9:45 AM (permalink)
                            BLT's and their cousin, the club sandwich are 2 of my families favorite sandwiches, however we only have them at home because my husband and kids insist that miracle whip be used instead of mayo, so no matter how good the mayo, they won't even try it.

                            Dickestep, I spent about 5 years of my childhood in Kemah on Bradford Street. I recently went to visit a aunt of mine, and I couldn't believe it was the same little town. I really thought after hurricane alicia did so much damage that Kemah would never really recover but look at it now!
                             
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                              Bigdave125

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                              RE: The BLT Sun, 02/10/08 9:11 PM (permalink)
                              People who were/are stationed in Iwakuni Japan on the Marine station will know about Sako's. It's a very small resturant just outside the base that's only open for lunch. They serve the absolute best BLT I've ever had, and if you ask around, most people who have been there will say the same. Some years ago, Playboy magazine rated it as one of the 5 best BLT's in the world.
                              Anyway, they start with thick sliced white bread, what looks like texas toast to us here in the US, toasted to a light brown. Then they coat it with a liberal coat of mayo. Next comes hand leafed lettuce, nice and fresh and it looks like the just select the best part of the head. Then comes the tomatoes. They use fresh, very ripe red tomatoes. My father grew tomatoes at our house each year, and I can tell you, theses are every bit as fresh and juicy as the ones my dad grew. In fact, I would say they are better! Probably the best tasting tomatoes I've ever had. They slice them extra thick, about 3/4 inch thick, and place them on top of the lettuce. Then comes the bacon. Not sure where they get their bacon, but it is thick cut and has a great flavor. They cook it to medium well done, but not crisp. To me this perfect and makes the sandwich just right. Anyway, they top it with another slice of toasted bread. Man, it is simply the best sandwich I have ever had! Sure wish I could go back and have another one someday!
                               
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                                divefl

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                                RE: The BLT Mon, 02/11/08 9:59 AM (permalink)
                                That's the way to go, John. Any other ingrediants and it's still a fine sandwich, but not a BLT. That is a fine BLT.
                                 
                                #46
                                  MiamiDon

                                  RE: The BLT Mon, 02/11/08 11:09 AM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Adjudicator


                                  Late Night BLT Sandwich with Fried Egg and Cheese

                                  Ingredients:
                                  1. 3-4 thick slices bacon
                                  2. 2 slices Monterey Jack Cheese
                                  3. 2 slices Pain de Campagne (rustic country loaf), toasted

                                  - 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
                                  - 4 slices tomato
                                  - 2 leaves butter lettuce
                                  - 1 teaspoon butter
                                  - 1 egg

                                  1. Cook the bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels and set aside.
                                  2. Place the slices of cheese on one slice of the toasted bread and place in a toaster oven or under a broiler to melt the cheese.
                                  3. Spread the other slice of toast with the mayonnaise, top with the cooked bacon, the sliced tomato, and the lettuce.
                                  4. In a nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Fry the egg, turning over briefly when the bottom is set. (keep the yolk runny!)
                                  5. Slide the finished egg on top of the lettuce. Top with the other slice of toast, melted cheese side down. Place the sandwich on a plate and slice in half, letting the yolk run down the sandwich.
                                  6. Makes one late night sandwich.




                                  It looks like you and Thomas Keller have the same tastes!

                                  http://members.cox.net/jjschnebel/SpangSand.html

                                   
                                  #47
                                    Adjudicator

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                                    RE: The BLT Thu, 02/28/08 6:57 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by John A

                                    How about about BT on lightly toasted rye?







                                    Is that enough bacon?


                                    No... Dang that looks good!
                                     
                                    #48
                                      Baah Ben

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                                      RE: The BLT Thu, 02/28/08 7:16 PM (permalink)
                                      I have to believe there's a place in NYC that has taken the BLT to another level. Maybe someone will post and let us know.

                                      For me, it all starts with a juicy NJ beefsteak tomato and good quality bacon that is not over cooked! Iceberg or romaine lettuce, Duke's Mayo, a really good toasted white bread or a really crisp kaiser roll with two slices of melted American cheese and a sour pickle spear.

                                       
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                                        leethebard

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                                        RE: The BLT Fri, 02/29/08 4:06 PM (permalink)
                                        Love a BLT on almost any bread...and almost any cheese. My dad had to have it with a nice slice of Velveta. I also like to add some crisp fried mushrooms sometimes...It's fun to come up with various combinations...but the heart of the sandwich is a great beefsteak tomato. This season we're planting the newly available Ramapo tomatoes from Rutger's university> The web says they're extremely tasty!!
                                         
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                                          Robearjr

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                                          RE: The BLT Fri, 02/29/08 7:55 PM (permalink)
                                          The BLT is great on toasted cheese bread. I find that works better than a slice of cheese, which seems to alter the BLT texture from crispy to gooey.

                                           
                                          #51
                                            Baah Ben

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                                            RE: The BLT Fri, 02/29/08 8:01 PM (permalink)
                                            John A..THAT'S JUST BEAUTIFUL...I'd just suggest adding a few more strips of bacon. Is that Duke's Mayo? Probably not, but try it...Good stuff!
                                             
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                                              John A

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                                              RE: The BLT Sat, 03/1/08 8:36 AM (permalink)
                                              Ya know, it's a mystery Baah Ben. I swear there was more bacon when I fried it up, some dissapeared between the stove and the countertop That's Hellman's mayo, I'm going to have to try Duke's since so many people brag about it.



                                               
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                                                matilda

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                                                RE: The BLT Sat, 03/1/08 8:54 AM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by John A

                                                Ya know, it's a mystery Baah Ben. I swear there was more bacon when I fried it up, some dissapeared between the stove and the countertop That's Hellman's mayo, I'm going to have to try Duke's since so many people brag about it.






                                                One hasn't had mayonnaise until one has had Duke's.
                                                 
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                                                  leethebard

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                                                  RE: The BLT Sat, 03/1/08 8:54 AM (permalink)
                                                  Is Duke's available on the East coast? Never heard of it 'til so many of you have been singing its praises!
                                                   
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                                                    matilda

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                                                    RE: The BLT Sat, 03/1/08 8:59 AM (permalink)
                                                    Yes.
                                                     
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                                                      matilda

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                                                      RE: The BLT Sat, 03/1/08 9:02 AM (permalink)
                                                      Here's a link:

                                                      http://www.dukesmayo.com/
                                                       
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                                                        matilda

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                                                        RE: The BLT Sat, 03/1/08 9:07 AM (permalink)
                                                         
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                                                          BR

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                                                          RE: The BLT Sun, 03/2/08 12:37 PM (permalink)
                                                          It just seems WRONG to put egg on a Bacon Lettuce & Tomato sandwich. I'll take my BLT with bacon lettuce and tomato please!
                                                           
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                                                            divefl

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                                                            RE: The BLT Fri, 03/7/08 12:06 PM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by BR

                                                            It just seems WRONG to put egg on a Bacon Lettuce & Tomato sandwich. I'll take my BLT with bacon lettuce and tomato please!


                                                            You have to take it that way. Or else, it's not a BLT. It's still a good sandwich, but it's a bacon and egg sandwich with toppings. I think people strive to hold onto the BLT name because it just invokes goodness and it's familiar.
                                                             
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