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Farmers Market BLT

610 Farmers Market BLT
Bacon...Lettuce...Tomato?? Oh my! Whip up Mario's delicious BLT in minutes with minimal ingredients!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
4
cost
$
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Bacon...Lettuce...Tomato?? Oh my! Whip up Mario's delicious BLT in minutes with minimal ingredients!
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ingredients
  • 1/2 pound Bacon
  • Olive Oil
  • 4 Tomatoes (mixed varieties if desired)
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Cornmeal or Quick Cooking Polenta
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • 8 slices Country Loaf
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • Pickles (sliced
  • to taste)
  • 4 Nice Leaves of Green Leaf Lettuce
  •   
  • Romesco Aioli
  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • pinch Chile Flakes
  • 1/3 cup Slivered Almonds
  • 4 Jarred Roasted Red Peppers
  • squeeze Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Reserved Bacon Fat
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  • 1
    1/2 pound Bacon
    3 tablespoons Honey
    Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat, add the Bacon to the pan while still cold and cook until the Bacon is crispy. Drizzle with the Honey and cook another minute to caramelize. Remove Bacon from the pan and reserve the fat for the Aioli.
  • 2
    4 Tomatoes (mixed varieties if desired)
    1 Egg (beaten)
    1/2 cup Cornmeal or Quick Cooking Polenta
    Slices the Tomatoes and set up two shallow dishes -- one with the beaten Eggs, and one with the Cornmeal or Polenta. Dredge half of the Tomatoes in the Egg, and then into the Polenta.
  • 3
    Olive Oil
    Heat a medium sauté pan over medium heat, and add a few tablespoons of Olive Oil. Add the dredged Tomatoes and cook until lightly golden brown on both sides. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • 4
    Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
    cooked Bacon
    8 slices Country Loaf
    Pickles (sliced, to taste)
    4 Nice Leaves of Green Leaf Lettuce
    Romesco Aioli
    Season the remaining half of the Tomatoes with Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper. Place a slice of each type of Tomato on 4 slices of bread, squeezing some of the Tomato juice on each bread slice. Top with Bacon, Lettuce, Pickles, and a dollop of the Aioli. Sandwich with the remaining bread and enjoy.
  • 5
    6 Egg Yolks
    2 Cloves Garlic
    pinch Chile Flakes
    1/3 cup Slivered Almonds
    4 Jarred Roasted Red Peppers
    squeeze Lemon Juice
    Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
    3/4 cup Olive Oil
    1/4 cup Reserved Bacon Fat
    To make the Romesco Aioli: Combine all ingredients except for the Olive Oil and reserved Bacon fat in a food processor. Pulse until completely smooth. With the processor running, add the Olive Oil and Bacon fat in a slow, steady stream. Season to taste with Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. Using fried tomatoes dredged in cornmeal and fresh tomatoes adds dimension.
    2. Romesco sauce is similar to a mayonnaise with almonds, chilies and peppers.
    3. The bacon fat can be used in the aioli sauce. 

 
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