California BLT

California Blt Recipe

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This is a Barefoot Contessa's recipe. I love BLT with avocado and I also add pickle. Yummy!


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    6 slices smoked bacon
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    4 slices good white bread,cut 1/2 inch thick
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    4 tablespoons good mayonnaise(recommended hellman's or best foods
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    4-8 tender green lettuce leaves,washed and spun dry dry
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    1 ripe hass avocado
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    juice of 1/2 lemon
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    1 large ripe tomato,sliced 1/2 inch thick
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    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to Make California BLT


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    Place a baking wire rack on a sheet pan and arrange the bacon on the rack in a single layer. Bake for 15 to 25 minutes, until the bacon is browned and crisp. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
    Place the bread slices on a sheet pan and toast them for 5 minutes. Turn the slices and toast for 1 more minute, until all the bread is evenly browned. Place 2 slices on a cutting board. Spread each slice with about 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise. Cover the slices with a layer of lettuce. Peel the avocado and slice it 1/2-inch thick. Toss the avocado slices gently with the lemon juice, and arrange on top of the lettuce leaves. Place 3 slices of bacon on top of each sandwich and then add a layer of tomato slices on top of the bacon. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
    Spread each of the remaining 2 slices of toasted bread with 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and place, mayonnaise side down, on the sandwiches. Cut in half .

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About California BLT

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Hashtag: #sandwich

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