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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.
Wandering through the cookbook aisle of our library, this title immediately caught my eye – Bacon, a Love Story ~ A Salty Survey of Everyone’s Favorite Meat. I really wasn’t looking for a book on bacon, but it was calling me.
What a great book! It is divided into two parts: Bacon 101 and The Bacon Diet. It is a light fun read with some neat recipes. Now, they aren’t necessarily different than anything you’ve had ever, but presented in a different perspective.
It also has some fun facts – for instance, did you know A&W was the first restaurant chain to add bacon to a cheeseburger. Thank you A&W! The meat vegetarians miss the most is, of course, Bacon! To the point, they even make a tofu bacon.
Anyway, if you have a bacon lover, who also likes to cook, consider this book for your holiday list.