Friday, January 10, 2014

BLT Bites


I needed a quick, easy app the other night using existing ingredients since I was NOT going back to the store again, and I found the stuff to make these guys.  I don't think you can even call it a recipe, but if you need a guide, here ya go.

BLT Bites

Cook a pound of bacon (thick sliced is great, but whatever works) in the oven (try it, it's less painful that tending a skillet with grease spitting at you.  Preheat an oven to 400, throw your bacon on a foil-lined baking sheet (use one with a rim, please), for about 15 minutes, or until brown and crispy.  Keep your eyes on it, because if it burned, that would be sad.).  Transfer it to some paper towels to cool/drain.

While it's still warm (so it won't crack into pieces), cut each slice in half or into thirds, and then let it cool completely.  When you're ready to assemble the bites, slice the crusts off some sourdough bread (optional - leave them on if it makes you happy), toast it, and then cut it into bite-sized pieces (or two-bite-sized pieces).  Spread a little dollop of mayo (mix a little pesto or djion mustard in if you want, but the classic BLT taste works great, too) on each piece of bread.  Top with bacon, lettuce, and a grape tomato half or a slice of Roma, etc.  Spear it all with a toothpick, stick it on a place, and you're done.  You could hit them with some pepper if you like, but whatever works.

That's it.