Classic BLT Sandwich


2 slices toasted bread

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

6 slices crisp pepper bacon

3 to 4 slices tomato, sliced 1/2 inch thick

1 handful of fresh green salad


  • Prepare toast from your favorite bread.
  • Spread mayonnaise on the toast, then layer with remaining ingredients.
  • Cut in half and serve.

Makes 1 serving.

Real Cooking

In cooking, mayonnaise is a thick, white, creamy, cold sauce; an emulsion of fat (originally olive oil, now usually other vegetable oils) suspended in a matrix of egg yolks, flavored with vinegar or lemon juice, and seasonings.

Mayonnaise is made by slowly introducing oil into the other liquids while whisking vigorously to break up the fat into small droplets that will become dispersed in the liquid. The egg yolks provide lecithin, which stabilizes the emulsion. It is then seasonedd with salt and sometimes other seasonings.

Aioli, for example, is a garlic-flavored mayonnaise. Popular herbed mayonnaises include tartar sauce.

Many salad dressings are mayonnaise based. More...