The Art of a BLT Biscuit Sandwich

From Carrie Morey's hot little suppers cookbook

The Art of a BLT Biscuit Sandwich

Ingredients

  • • Buttermilk Biscuits - fully baked and frozen or made by hand
  • • Crispy Bacon
  • • Seasonal Tomatoes
  • • Your choice of greens (like arugula or butter lettuce)
  • • Mayonnaise
  • • Juice & Zest of a Lemon
  • • Fresh Herbs
  • • Salt & Pepper

The Art of a BLT Biscuit Sandwich

I have grown up surrounded by food and have become more convinced of the ways that food can bring people together. Food is my language of love and the way I best communicate with my customers, friends, and family. For me the heart of our family is sitting down to eat together at the dinner table. So I love to take a favorite recipe and elevate it to make it special. The BLT is a favorite of mine and there are a million ways to elevate this simple sandwich!

BLT Biscuit

Let’s start with tomatoes! 2 hot little tips are: 

  1. Use local, in-season tomatoes! When I don’t have in-season tomatoes, I roast cherry tomatoes with garlic and onion to give them a great flavor. 
  2. Peel your tomatoes! This way the tomato never falls out of the sandwich and it will be nice and tender. 

Mayonnaise - Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and fresh basil in our mayo. 

Use lettuce to change the flavor profile of the BLT. I love using arugula but if I’m feeling less “spicy”, I add butter lettuce instead. 

Make sure your bacon is CRISP! It provides so much texture to the sandwich. 

Last is the vessel – While I love homemade bread, you can’t beat a handmade buttermilk biscuit! If I’m serving BLTs as an appetizer, I’ll use Callie's Hot Little Biscuits (fully baked and frozen) for small bites and I’ll hand make sandwich-size biscuits using the Callie's Hot Little Biscuit Biscuit Mix for when I’m using the BLT for the centerpiece of our supper or lunch.

Ingredients for BLT Biscuit

Instructions: 

  1. Bake your hot little biscuits following the directions on the back of the box or biscuit mix bag.
  2. Roast or fry your bacon so it is crispy enough to stand up on its own. 
  3. Using a fresh, heirloom tomato, peel your tomato so the skin falls off. Once your tomato is peeled, set aside. Tomatoes have so much water in it, so wait to slice until you are ready to assemble your sandwich. 
  4. Dress your mayonnaise – add lemon zest, a wedge of lemon juice, chopped basil, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix.  
  5. Once the biscuits are done baking, let them cool slightly before cutting them in half, sandwich style, with a fork. 
  6. Assemble your BLT. Generously add the mayonnaise mixture to both sides of your biscuit sandwich. Add lettuce, tomato, and liberally salt and pepper the tomato. Top with crispy bacon, then add the biscuit top to the sandwich. 
  7. Eat immediately!

 

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Hot Little Tip

Peel your tomatoes! This way the tomato never falls out of the sandwich and it will be nice and tender.
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