How to Make a Proper BLT Sandwich: The Best BLT Recipe

This is the best homemade BLT in the world.
Tyler Tyler (291)
Total time: 20 minutes 

Mediocre BLT sandwiches are easy to make. Period. Read on to find out how to make the perfect BLT.

Kitchen tools
1 eaaluminum foil
1 eabaking sheet
1 eaOven
1 eabutter knife
Ingredients
1 ealettuce
1 eatomato
1 eaBread
1 eamayonnaise
3 slicesbacon

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First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Covering pan in tinfoil

This will simply protect the baking sheet and make it easier to clean up.

Cut bacon in half

Cut three bacon pieces in half for each individual sandwich.

Using the technique below, weave the bacon together.

When the oven is finished preheating and you've finished making the bacon patties, place the baking sheet in the oven. You are the ultimate judge of when your bacon is finished. No one can tell you how to make the perfect bacon, so check the oven every few minutes and take it out once it's reached your desired level of crispiness.

Now it's time to prepare the sandwiches themselves, while the bacon cooks.

Mayonnaise is optional for a BLT, but mayonnaise is not optional for the perfect BLT.

Add your desired lettuce and tomato portions to the bread.

When the bacon is finished, add it to the mix

After 20-30 minutes (depending on your desired crispiness), the bacon will be finished. When this happens, add it to your bread.

Take a bite of your amazing creation and bask in the glory of the world's best BLT: created by you.