The Ultimate BLT Sandwich Recipe

Makes 1
15 minutes


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)


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
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
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
Dip the other slice of bread briefly into the bacon fat in the pan, then close the sandwich