Bacon, Lettuce, & Tomato Tea Sandwich

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A mini, two-bite version of a classic BLT. This one is double-stacked and open faced, held together by a cocktail fork.

Notes:
– I used Japanese mayo (Kewpie) for a bit more tang.
– Romaine lettuce would work just well as Boston lettuce.
– I didn’t toast the bread since I didn’t want to bread to be too dried out.

TEA SANDWICH: BACON, LETTUCE, & TOMATO

INGREDIENTS
Bacon strips
Very thin white bread
Cocktail tomatoes
Boston lettuce
Mayonnaise

DIRECTIONS
1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut bacon into thirds. Cook at 400°F for 15-18 minutes. Place bacon from oven onto paper towels to drain excess fat.
2. Use cookie cutter to cut circles out of the lettuce & bread. Slice tomatoes. Spread mayo on bread.
3. Assemble starting with bread, lettuce, tomato, & bacon. Repeat. Skewer with cocktail forks.

11 Comments

  • Absolutely adorable, my kids would think these are fun! Pinning for the future!

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  • Georgia
    3 years ago

    I recently read a recipe at Food and Wine about an MLT. M = mushroom, specifically king oyster, but the recipe said shiitake would work, too. I was hesitant to make because not sure the under-10 would eat the L and T but your presentation has re-inspired me. Thanks!

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    3 years ago

    Hi Lori, I think you're kids will like these small tasty savories!

    Hi Georgia, there's very little L, and if you cut the T thinner, maybe your kids will try them. I think they'll like the bite-sized aspect to them!

  • 3 years ago

    How adorable and tasty do they look! I love bacon, so I will try these for sure. For the 4th, I made bacon wrapped corn on the cob, and it was so good.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    3 years ago

    Thanks, Winnie! Ooh, bacon wrapped corn sounds delicious!

  • 3 years ago

    I love a good BLT, this looks delicious!

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    3 years ago

    Thanks, Nik, it was delicious!

  • Ashley
    3 years ago

    I know this post is from a while ago, but just wondering how far ahead of time you think you could assemble these? And how would you keep them if assembled early, the refrigerator? TIA

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    3 years ago

    Hi Ashley, I would wait as long as you can to assemble them, but they can probably be made a couple of hours before serving. I worry about the lettuce losing its crispness. If you do make them earlier, I would keep them in the fridge, but make sure to take it out so it gets to room temperature since you don't want to serve it cold.

  • Muriel
    2 years ago

    I think these are so cute and would love to do something like this for my wedding reception. I'm more worried about the bread getting soggy than the lettuce. Thoughts anyone?

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    2 years ago

    Hi Muriel, as long as you blot to dry the lettuce, the bread shouldn't get soggy. Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

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