The Basic BLT

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From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

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Let’s start with the simplest version of the second simplest sandwich (first: PB&J, natch). But make it good. Buy good, thick-cut bacon. So many varieties are available at grocery stores and online. I like a moderately thick cut, but you’ve got to cook it right for this kind of sandwich—which means so that it’s crisp enough to crack when you bite through it; if it’s too chewy, the sandwich becomes difficult to eat and you can pull out a whole slice of bacon without meaning to. I find wh