A PERFECT BLT, Garden & Gun? That’s a bold claim. Garden & Gun published an article with the recipe for the perfect BLT by two North Carolina restauranteurs. For Garden & Gun to claim a recipe is “perfect,” especially a staple like a BLT, had me intrigued. I HAD to try it. Does it live up to the headline? I made it, step by step, and can confirm: this is the perfect BLT sandwich.
Here’s what makes it different: basil mayo + olive oil with a hint of garlic on the toast.
Good bread is essential for a great sandwich. A crusty Italian is always a great choice – Fresh Market has the best fresh-baked bread selection for sandwiches.
First, cook the bacon in the oven. Then, mix up the basil mayo. When the bacon is ready, pop the bread (Fresh Market Italian Loaf is what I used!) and toast it until it’s nearly charred. Then, spread a little olive oil on one side and rub a peeled garlic clove on it. WHAT? What is this magic?? It gave just a hint of garlic … and then… the basil mayo and the bacon, perfectly ripe tomato, lettuce, and toast mixes together for the perfect BLT.
Check out the Perfect BLT Sandwich recipe on Garden & Gun.
A wine to try with a BLT: Sparkling wine goes with everything, especially bacon 🥓 or the Decoy Chardonnay’s mellow flavors would compliment the savory bacon, basil, tomato, bread combo 🥂 I’m not sure I’d open a red wine, but if you’re in the mood, the easy-drinking smooth Canvasback is a red wine that I’d pair with nearly anything!