Let’s hear it for Butcher Babe, the Southern chef who treats meat like the belle of the ball. Fusing classic French technique with the bountiful larder of the American South (and a heavy-handed dose of rebellion), Loreal Gavin’s cookbook is a pleasure to read and cook your way through. Fans of the BLT, unite for this crispy chicken skin, lettuce and tomato sandwich. 

There are people in this world who don’t eat bacon or pork for one reason or another. Hopefully, those people happen to enjoy chicken. I created this sandwich for those people, because deep down I’m pretty sure they miss the bacon. If not, they can just enjoy a tomato and lettuce sandwich.

Reprinted with permission from The Butcher Babe Cookbook