Basil mayo BLT


  • Serves 2 people

  • 1 tbsp lard or oil
  • 4 thin slices smokehouse bacon, rind removed
  • 4 thin slices spelt sourdough bread, lightly toasted
  • 1 baby cos, leaves shredded
  • Roasted tomatoes
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, sliced thickly lengthways
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Basil mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced basil
01   For roasted tomatoes, preheat oven to 200C. Place tomatoes on a baking tray lined with baking paper, sprinkle with thyme and season to taste. Roast until tender (20-25 minutes). Set aside and keep warm.
02   Heat lard or oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, add bacon and turn occasionally until golden and cooked to your liking (5 minutes for medium-crisp).
03   For basil mayonnaise, mix ingredients in a bowl and season to taste. Spread on 2 slices of bread, then top with bacon, roasted tomato and lettuce. Drizzle with pan juices, sandwich with remaining bread and serve.
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