There's something about a classic sandwich that says comfort food like nothing else. The simple combination of melted cheese (and bacon) sandwiched between two crisp slices of toasted bread is a favorite of nearly everyone I know. And bacon, lettuce and tomato on toast has that special something that provides the ultimate combination of flavours and textures.
Tonight we shared a half of a grilled cheese & bacon sandwich and half of a BLT, along with some salad on the side.
Our perfect grilled cheese sandwich combined a couple of slices of toasted flax bread, some slices of friulano cheese, and a some cooked bacon. Friulano owes its name to the magnificent Frioul region of Italy. It is sometimes known as Italian cheddar. The assembled sandwich gets some margarine on both sides and sits in a frying pan until it's golden brown and the cheese is nice and melted. The final touch is to slice the sandwich diagonally. Please, don't attempt to slice it any other way, as the sandwich will become inedible.
The supreme BLT to us consisted of cooked bacon, farm-fresh tomatoes and lettuce, between slices of lightly toasted bread, generously spread with mayo.
Those CSA tomatoes are like no other that we've tried. Full of juice and tender pulp and not the least bit grainy like those you find in the supermarket.
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