WBLT (Waffled Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato)
3 strips bacon
1 T. Butter, room temperature
2 slices sturdy Sandwich Bread
1 small ripe tomato, cut into Â½ inch slices
2 leaves lettuce, washed and dried completely
Preheat the waffle iron on medium. Place the bacon strips in the waffle iron and close the lid. To ensure the bacon cooks thoroughly and evenly, make sure no part of the bacon is hanging out of the waffle iron. After 4 minutes, check the baconâ€”thin-cut slices could be ready, though thicker cuts may need I or 2 minutes more. When the bacon is crispy without being blackened, remove it from the waffle iron and set aside. Turn the waffle iron down to low. Spread a thin, even layer of butter on one side of each piece of bread. Spread the mayonnaise on the other side of one slice of bread and place itâ€”mayo side upâ€”on the waffle iron, as far away from the hinge as possible. (This allows the lid to press down on the sandwich more evenly.) Distribute the bacon, tomato, and lettuce evenly across the sandwich. Top with the second slice of bread, butter side up. Close the lid of the waffle iron and cook until the bread is golden brown, 2 minutes. About halfway through, you may need to rotate the sandwich 180 degrees to ensure even pressure and cooking. Remove the sandwich, slice it in half diagonally, and serve. Variations: Add a slice of Avocado; Sub Arugula for Lettuce, Sub smoked salmon for bacon, Add sliced hard boiled egg, sub roasted red pepper for the tomato, sub pesto for mayo.