Bacon is one of my family’s favorite foods. We have it with pancakes for dinner, we love a slice or two on our burgers, and sometimes we even eat it at breakfast. But our absolute favorite way to eat bacon is on a BLT.
If you love BLTs as much as we do, then you’ll definitely want to try this method for cooking the bacon – the basketweave BLT.
Before you start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Next, use your kitchen shears, or a sharp knife, to cut each piece of bacon in half.
To begin your basketweave, lay three halves of bacon next to each other on a cookie sheet.
Lift up the bottom of the two end pieces of bacon, leaving the center intact. Lay a fourth piece of bacon over the top of the center piece, and fold the ends back into place.
Next, fold down the center piece of bacon. Lay another piece across the other pieces, and put the the center piece back into place.
Lastly, fold down the top part of the two end pieces of bacon and lay the last piece of bacon across the top.
After all of the bacon is interlaced, place the baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip over and bake for another 15-20 minutes, until the bacon is fully cooked and as crispy as you like.
To Make Your Basketweave BLT
To make your BLT, begin by toasting two slices of bread.
Once the bread is toasted, spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on each slice of toast.
Place the sliced tomatoes on one side of the bread, and the lettuce on the opposite side.
Lastly, put the bacon in the center of the sandwich and eat!
To save time (and money!) buy a large package of bacon at your local warehouse club, interlace your bacon, place it on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper, and freeze for about an hour. Then place it in a Ziploc freezer bag. (This way, I can make a single BLT for myself any time I want!)