Caramelized bacon – what a great addition to the BLAT… a bit of sweet and spice blending with the creaminess of the avocado. Yummy !
1 lb. applewood smoked thick-sliced bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 Tbs. red pepper flakes, or to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay out the bacon flat on the parchment. Sprinkle evenly with the brown sugar and the red pepper flakes. Bake until crispy, approximate 15 – 18 minutes. Let the bacon cool in the pan to complete the caramelization. You can bake the bacon in advance and reheat in the oven for a couple of minutes if your schedule dictates such.
For the perfect BLAT,
A crust baguette
Hass avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
Boston, Bibb or Red leaf lettuce
Tomato, sliced thin
You can toast or not toast the bread – your call. Spread the mayo on both sides. On the bottom side, stack the bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato. Cover with the other slice of bread. Press slight to get those flavors all together – cut into four portions and serve – if you really want to share.
Recipe for the bacon compliments of Bacon, a Love Story by Heather Lauer.