The BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato) is a classic sandwich that has been around for decades. It was first created in the 1950s, and has been a staple in American cuisine ever since. Learn more about the history of the BLAT’s better known sibling, the BLT.
The BLAT is a simple sandwich to make and requires only a few ingredients. The classic BLAT is made with bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato, and mayonnaise all served on toasted bread. The ingredients can be varied and substituted to suit individual tastes.
To make a great BLAT at home, you will need the following ingredients:
4 slices of bacon
2 slices of toasted bread
1 ripe avocado
1 lettuce leaf
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste.
You will also need a skillet, a knife, and a cutting board.
The Cooking Details
To prepare the BLAT, start by cooking the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until it is crisp. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set aside.
Next, slice the avocado and tomato and place them on the cutting board. Cut the lettuce into thin strips.
Spread the mayonnaise on both slices of toast. Place the bacon slices on one slice of toast, followed by the lettuce, tomato, and avocado slices. Top with the remaining slice of toast.
To finish, season with salt and pepper to taste.
To give the BLAT a bit of a kick, try adding a sprinkle of hot sauce or some jalapeno slices.
For a twist on the classic BLAT, try adding some grilled chicken or a fried egg. This will add a bit of extra protein and flavor to the sandwich.
No matter how you choose to make your BLAT, it is a delicious and easy sandwich to make at home. Enjoy!
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