Tuesday, September 6, 2011

BLP (Bacon, Lettuce, Peach) Sandwich

BLP Sandwich

Apparently this past Saturday was national bacon day. I didn't even know it when I set out to make this sandwich. All I was really thinking was about another version that had caught my eyes a few days prior. I am loving the late summer white peaches I have been picking up from the farmers market every week. They are so sweet and have a good crunch like an apple. Since I can't eat raw plums, I subbed peaches for them in this sandwich. The herbed mayonnaise adds just enough moisture to the sandwich without feeling gloppy and the thick applewood bacon is so smoky with a hint of sweetness. I love the textures in this sandwich and really wanted to make another, but I had to save some room for the events at The Taste (more on that later). I had the perfect lazy Saturday lounging by the pool and devouring this sandwich. I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend as much as I did.

BLP Sandwich

BLP Sandwich
(Adapted from The New York Times)

Makes 1 sandwich

1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 basil leaf, finely chopped
Leaves from 1 spring thyme, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 slices whole wheat sandwich bread
1 leaf butter lettuce
3 slices bacon, cooked to desired crispness
1/2 of a white peach, thinly sliced

In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the chopped herbs. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Spread the herbed mayonnaise on top of one slice of bread, layer with the lettuce, bacon, and peaches.

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Banana Wonder said...

What a fantastic sammie! Man, I would love a bite for this. It would go great with my coffee right now :-) Those white peaches rock.

vanillasugarblog said...

there are a lot of bacon days. international bacon day, canada bacon day, bacon day, and president bacon day.
nice combo totes!

Erica said...

What a fun sandwich! Sweet and salty!!

Joanne said...

I've seen many peach and prosciutto combos floating around the blogosphere but few with straight up bacon! Awesome sandwich!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

What an exotic way to use up the last of the summer peaches. Love this!

Diana said...

So funny - I made a BLT this weekend (with a fried egg on top, of course) and was thinking, I wonder how this would be with peaches instead of tomatoes! Obviously, the egg wouldn't be a factor in that sam, but yeah, love that we are on the same wavelength here! :)

Amanda said...

I never would have ever thought of that... genius!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

mmm plums do sound good with that sammie esp since i'm not a peach lover, that or nectarines!

Unknown said...

never would've done it, but now i'm intrigued :) bring on the bacon!!

Georgia Pellegrini said...

I had no idea that there was a national bacon day! This sandwich looks amazing.