The Simple Way To Upgrade The Bacon On Your BLT

As long as you have two slices of bread, some mayonnaise, and of course bacon, lettuce, and tomato, you have yourself a classic BLT. The combination of ingredients is simple yet delicious, and there's not much you can really add to make the sandwich better than it already is. The acidity of the tomato cuts through the saltiness of the bacon, while the lettuce adds a brightness that brings everything together. Combined with the bread and the mayo, and you get a mouthful of different textures and flavors that make for the perfect sandwich.

There are still a few ways you can upgrade a BLT, however. You can use freshly-baked artisan bread, make your own mayonnaise, or splurge on premium bacon. Some people add avocado to theirs, and Spoon University recommends using a fried green tomato instead of a regular one. But if you want to work with the ingredients you already have, there's a simple way you can prepare your bacon.

Utilize your pie-baking skills

Making a lattice is usually reserved for pie crusts, but it's just as useful for a BLT. Per Food & Wine, weaving your bacon strips is one of the best ways to improve a BLT, or really any sandwich that calls for bacon. Instead of the strips haphazardly strewn across the lettuce with risk of them falling out when you cut it in half or take a bite, the bacon forms a single crispy sheet of deliciousness.

To make a bacon lattice, per Food & Wine's instructions, you'll need three strips of bacon cut in half to make six pieces total. While still raw, weave the bacon like you would a pie crust until all the strips are interlocked. Then you can place the bacon on a baking tray, topping it with another baking tray to weigh it down and prevent curling. Cook this in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven, and in 15 to 20 minutes, you'll be left with the best bacon for a BLT. And, as an Insider clip shared on YouTube confirmed, you'll have bacon in every bite.