Close
Menu
UP

Your Midweek Easy Supper Sorted: Best BLT

blt 1 copy

Georgina O’Sullivan’s Best BLT

A ripe avocado; the best bacon you can find; crisp cos for crunch; satisfyingly chewy sourdough bread; and sweet basil mayo. Every detail counts when it comes to making the best BLT, so pay a little extra to have the finest ingredients to hand, and then everything combines magically to make this the most special sandwich.

Makes 2 / 20 mins / easy

Ingredients
1 beef tomato
salt
4 thick slices of streaky bacon
4 slices sour dough bread
olive oil
4-6 cos leaves
basil mayonnaise
1 avocado, peeled and sliced

Method

Starting with the tomato, slice thinly with a serrated knife, sprinkle with salt and leave on a sheet of kitchen towel for 10 minutes to rid it of excess liquid – no soggy sandwich here! Next, grill the bacon on a cast iron grill pan until cooked. Drizzle the bread with olive oil. When the bacon is cooked, remove from the pan and keep warm, clean the pan if necessary and grill the bread on the same pan, on each side. Place the toasted bread on the serving plate or board, cover with the lettuce, then add the sliced tomato, bacon, and avocado. Top with the basil mayonnaise and cover with the second slice of grilled bread. Eat immediately.

Basil Mayo

Ingredients
2 egg yolks
salt
scant teaspoon Dijon mustard
225ml sunflower oil
handful chopped basil
squeeze of lime juice

Method

To make the mayo, put the egg yolks in the processor with a little salt and the mustard. Very slowly – drop by drop – add the oil with the motor running. As the mixture begins to thicken, you can add the remaining oil a little faster. Add the basil and lime juice to taste. Keep in the fridge until serving.

0202380_9781906927226_300

Extracted from Cooking at the Ballymore Inn by Georgina O’Sullivan, ballymoreinn.com

Love this? Share it!

What do you think? Add a comment here

@image.ie
Follow us
Close
Read next
sponsor
The New Advocates: How To Advance Your Career

Want to advance your career? Forget about mentors and find yourself a sponsor. Jillian Bolger…