Ever notice how mildly inconvenient BLTs are, due to the shifty bacon? No, you think they're perfect? I totally agree — a little shifty bacon never hurt anyone. But just in case you have a little extra time on your hands and are willing to handle raw bacon more than you'd probably like, creating a weave for the bacon layer of your BLT is a much better use of your time than watching another episode of that show you've seen a jillion times. That is Netflix abuse and it's a very real problem. Solve it with bacon.
Here's how you make a bacon weave. For this application you'll want to cut the bacon slices in half before weaving, which will result in a sandwich-sized mini-weave. Bake your creation at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until cooked to your liking. I like mine more or less burned. For those of you who need a recipe for a BLT, it's however much bacon, lettuce and tomato you want to put on toast, with abundant mayo. For those of you suddenly inspired to expand your bacon on a sandwich horizons, there are these:
- Classic Patty Melt
- Turkey Club
- Grilled Cheese
- Grilled Pear, Roast Beef and Blue Cheese
- Bacon Crab Melt Panini
- Grilled Tuna Sandwich
- Portobello Mushroom
The other thing you can do is Paleo the shit out of this hack and make a sandwich between two bacon weaves. It's what the cavemen would have wanted you to do.
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