Kick your BLT up to the next level by making a Brie Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich!
Adding slices of a French, double crème cheese provides an additional, luscious layer to this classic summer sandwich.
Brie Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich
Once we can get juicy farm stand or home grown tomatoes, I add BLT sandwiches to our summer menu rotation. Tossing some avocado into the mix is one of my favorite tweaks, but after hearing about a Brie LT, I picked up a wedge of this gooey French cheese. The picky hubby pulls off any avocado that I try to sneak in, but he was thrilled with slices of Brie nestled in his sandwich. So was I!
How to Layer a BLT
A Brie LT is no more complicated than a classic BLT. Not All Brie LTs include bacon, but that’s a must at our house. Below is how I layer my sandwich. Making a double decker version is impressive, but definitely messier!
- Start with your favorite bread. These were made with a pullman type loaf, but I also love a hearty whole grain bread. Toast two slices. Let the slices cool before adding the mayonnaise so it doesn’t “melt” into the toast.
- Apply mayonnaise to one slice, make sure not to skimp. Homemade mayo is fabulous, and if you’re daring, mix in a bit of basil. I am quite satisfied with Hellmann’s, and I grab their organic version when I can.
- Next comes the lettuce. I grew up with crisp iceberg, but Romaine or ruffly leaf lettuces are more flavorful. PRO-Tip: Placing lettuce before the tomato helps prevent the juices from making the toast soggy.
- Ripe, peak of the season tomatoes are a must. I like one thicker tomato slice, but two or three thin slices are nice, too.
- I add my extras like Brie and/or avocado slices next. Is there anything out of the ordinary that you add to your BLT?
- Buy thick, high quality bacon and top with 2-3 strips before adding the second slice of toast. Spread this toast with mayonnaise, too, if that’s what you fancy!
- Slice your sandwich in half, grab some napkins and dig in!
More Sandwich Recipes
Have you tried a Pressed Brick Sandwich yet? Packed full of delicious ingredients, then compressed with a heavy object like a brick. Perfect for picnics or tailgating. A Monte Cristo is a delicious twist on the ham and cheese or you can add some kick your steak sandwich up a notch with some melted Brie. My Cubano is another terrific option with its layers of pork, ham, pickles and Swiss cheese.
- 2 slices hearty bread
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 leaves of iceberg or leaf lettuce
- 1-3 slices of ripe, summer tomatoes, sliced to your desired thickness
- 2 slices of Brie
- 2-3 slices of thick bacon, cooked until crisp
Lightly toast your bread and cool slightly.
Smear one slice of toast with 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise, then top with lettuce, tomatoes, Brie and bacon.
Spread mayonnaise on the second slice of toast, and add to the sandwich, mayonnaise side down.
Slice sandwich in half and serve.