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Hi, I'm Betty and welcome to Betty’s Kitchen. Today we’re making a baking lettuce and tomato sandwich or BLT. Some of you have been asking for sandwiches for the summer and you say you don’t care if they are playing or substantial just any kind of something that is a different idea for you. So we're going to do something very basic today and let's make the baking lettuce and tomato sandwich.
And I have chosen some white bread, this is hardy white bread. Choose any bread that you like if you like a whole wheat or like country nickel or any of those just go ahead and toast it I just used a toaster so I didn’t add any extra butter, I didn’t heat up the oven I just toasted it in my toaster. So now we need a spread for it and I'm just using the simplest of all mayonnaise, this is mayonnaise free so that will save us all along fat calories and I'm just going to drop that along there so I can deep back in to my jar and get some more and then I'll spread it.
So we just spreading one side of one of the faces of bread with mayonnaise and if you prepare miracle whip that’s fine, if you would prepare sandwich spread which has some pickles and other things in it gives it a little more flavor you might what to do that. But we’re finish with our mayonnaise now we just made our bacon, lettuce and tomato. I always keep the bacon in my freezer. If you will keep that there then there are so many dishes you can make and just put that in the microwave for like one minute depending on how much you have it cook and you'll have nice crisp bacon like this.
So I have crisp this up and I'm just going to make sure I get big pieces separated so that they will kind of lie flat on here. They don’t have to be perfect. Just someway get about three slices worth some there, two and half fits perfectly but I'll put that over one anyway. So we got plenty of bacon on and now we need some lettuce and tomato out of the bread are tomato in the middle I think it will hang on a little better I had some slice tomato because I was using for something else and this is all have left but that’s fine. You can put one nice big tomato slice or two small slices will do great. And then get some lettuce, this is iceberg lettuce and I get some lettuce pieces that will leaves that will lie flat and you want those kind of outer leave that aren’t too curly because inside they are crunchy and curly and they don’t want to lie it flat and that really prevent you from making a nice flat sandwich. Just a little bit more here.
And then put the lid on it. It’s that easy once you get done then you can slice it. If you want to slice corner to corner that’s fine, straight down the middle this is fine. Let's just do a kind of halfway diagonally, so it’s a diagonal but not actually from the corners. So I'll comeback we put this on plate and show you what it looks like then.
So this is one of BLT looks like when we’re finished and you can do any variation on this that you like. I'm just trying to do the basic and show you a little bit of that coming to mouth we put a few unsalted pretzels here and a few olives just to give it some color and flavor to go along with the nice BLT. And it’s very manageable when you pick it up you can just bite in to that that’s not going to fall apart on you although a little bit felt up or you might try to take it up so I hope you enjoy that sandwich.