Summer’s Not Over Yet Basil BLT

Summer's Not Over Yet Basil BLT | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about a “Mud Pies” dinner, but this one more than makes up for my lack of attention. I would have to say that this is by far the best meal I’ve had in a long time, not counting the New England Clam Chowder from Omni Parker House in Boston, the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Donut from The Holy Donut in Portland, Maine, or the Bite into Maine Lobster Rolls B.O.B. Bob and I literally scarfed down in Portland, Maine after the previously mentioned donut annihilation.

This is the dinner that you ooohhh and aaahhh over, and plan to eat for the following week, because it’s just that amazing. Sometimes the simple meals are the ones that comfort and satisfy you the most. No sides are needed, no chips are required, because this sandwich will put you in the most lovely food coma all by itself. So break out the bacon, the final few tomatoes that are growing in your garden, and the last of summer’s basil, because this meal is going to blow your mind.

Summer's Not Over Yet Basil BLT | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Basil, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • A Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 4 Pieces of Toast
  • 2 Slices of Havarti Cheese
  • Tomato Slices
  • 6 Thick-Cut Slices of Crispy Bacon

Directions:

  1. Mix the mayonnaise, basil, pepper, garlic powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Slather each slice of toast with the mayonnaise basil mixture.
  3. Top 2 of the toast pieces with cheese, several layers of tomato, and then the crispy bacon.
  4. Top with the 2 last pieces of toast, cut in half, and enjoy.

Summer's Not Over Yet Basil BLT | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • Cutting the tomatoes super-thin will make this easier to eat, even though you place several layers of them on each sandwich. Don’t ask me why, it’s just less messy.
  • Don’t burn the toast; it will ruin the sandwich.
  • You can substitute any type of cheese for the Havarti, but don’t, it just won’t be the same.

Improvements:

  • Add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper to the mayonnaise mixture.
  • Make your own Homemade Mayonnaise.



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  • Debbie Spivey

    Sadly, it was so late when we got home that I was too “Hangry” to make this. I pinned it to remind me. Next time I want to do this. Looks awesome!

    • Colleen Delawder

      I was too hungry and too lazy to attempt even making dinner. Went to the pub for some curry fries instead!