Don’t you sometimes need just a bite or two of something? Not a whole sandwich, not a whole piece or slice, but just a bite. Well, this is one of those recipes for when you just want a bite. A bite of a BLT, that is.
These BLT Bites take all the elements of a classic bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich and reduces them to one gorgeous, delicious bite. It’s simply toasted sourdough bread, topped with mayonnaise, a slice of bacon, lettuce and a halved cherry tomato. Sprinkle with salt. Devour. Great for Sunday afternoons while watching whatever sporting event, fabulous with drinks before dinner or just make a plate full for after school snacks.
3 slices sourdough bread
4 slices thick-cut market bacon, cooked
6 ripe cherry tomatoes
Cut the crusts from the bread. Then cut each slice of bread into four rectangles. Place the bread rectangles on a baking sheet and toast them until they’re golden brown. Allow the toast to cool before proceeding.
Cut the bacon slices into thirds and cut the cherry tomatoes in half. I used some bacon I had left over from breakfast. You really need to use the thickest market bacon you can find for this. The thinner bacon will crumble when you cut it into thirds and will crumble even worse when you put a toothpick through it in the final step.
Assemble the appetizers: Spread one side of each toast with mayonnaise. Top with one piece of bacon, a lettuce leaf and half a cherry tomato. Sprinkle with salt (I used a Hawaiian black sea salt in the photo).
Makes 12 appetizers.