Behold- The BELT

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No Recipes last week- No, Kilian didn’t get to me. His baby words are no match for my Culinarymind, I was just without a camera. But now I have one and I’m gonna feed you guys!

This is my take on a BLT. I might have posted my BALT (Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, and Tomato) earlier but that that was child’s play compared to this masterpiece. It’s candied Bacon, a fried Egg, Spinach for the Lettuce and Roasted Tomatoes. All on a couple slices of Sourdough with a lemon Sambal Mayo. Sandwiches are my specialty so this should be a good post.

Here are the Ingredients: (Just Saying- it’s a sandwich, feel free to add and take away anything you want to make your own masterpiece. That’s my favorite part about sandwiches. Mind you it won’t be as good as this but whatever)

Sourdough Bread
Eggs
Bacon- 4 slices per sandwich if you are respecting your figure like me
Spinach- a pretty thin layer- don’t go crazy with it
Tomatoes- 1.5 per sandwich
Mayo
Chives
Lemon Juice
Paprika, Salt, Black Pepper and Cumin

Alright- first things first, let’s get the Tomatoes in the oven. These take forever but are totally worth it. Heat your oven to 325-350.

Cut Tomatoes in half, scoop all of the shit out of the middle, and put in a bowl. Drizzle some olive oil and salt and pepper in the bow and toss. Place all Tomatoes on their back and roast for like almost 2 hours. Check to see how they look, you want shriveled, flat tomatoes. While this is going on, make your Mayo. Put an egg yolk in a bow and whisk it to loosen it up. Add oil (like the hollandaise) very little by little to start, once it comes together you can be a little liberal with it. Not like Michael Moore- actually he should be giving you this Mayo advice- dude probably eats enough of it-, but pour it in in a steady but not over powering stream. When the Mayo starts to get thick add some Salt, Pepper, lemon juice and white wine vinegar and continue to whisk. If you want it to thicken it up add some more oil. An egg yolk can hold about 7 ounces of oil so keep that in mind. When you have a pretty good mayo, add enough Sambal to heat it up but not enough to burn you. The heat is good with this, I promise.

Now make the glaze for Candied Bacon: Honey, h2o, Black Pepper and Cumin. Don’t use too much water, just enough to thin the honey a little. The trick to the Bacon is to cook it 75% and then brush the mixture on and finish it (I didn’t do it like that but I like mine a little burned. Try it the parcooked way first). Anything longer could burn the bacon.

When the Tomatoes are pretty much done, this is when you spring into action.

Get a Pan on for the Eggs- Over Easy
Toast the Bread- I like to drizzle it with olive oil and Paprika, Salt and Pepper an toss it in the oven.

Assemble:
Bread
Mayo
Tomatoes
Spinach
Bacon
Egg
Chives
Bread

Note: My Bacon got much darker than I wanted it to get. A ligher redder brown is better. But the sugar does Caramalize so you want to check doneness by texture not color.

dangermike
I have ample time for rhymes.

2 Comments on "Behold- The BELT"

  1. Kim says:

    This actually sounds/looks good! :-)

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