The ultimate BLT sandwich

Makes 1
15 minutes

Ingredients

The perfect BLT

  • 2 slices of sourdough bread
  • 2 rashers of back bacon, smoked and thick-cut, ideally with a decent amount of fat
  • 1 tomato
  • lettuce
  • 1 spring onion, cut into thin slices
  • mayonnaise, shop-bought
  • pepper sauce, mild, a few drops (optional)

Method

1
If you have bacon with a rind and/or thick fat, use scissors to snip it off leaving a thin strip around the edge of the rasher
2
Put the rinds in a heavy-based frying pan and heat gently until the fat starts to melt. Add the rashers and cook slowly until evenly cooked and crisp at the edges
3
Spread 1 piece of bread with mayonnaise, and then top with the lettuce and tomato. Add the bacon and spring onions, dot with the hot sauce and black pepper
4
Dip the other slice of bread briefly into the bacon fat in the pan, then close the sandwich