The Food Corner


The BLTC Sandwich

Every year, I believe it is an obligation to savour the last of our garden’s tomatoes and lettuce to produce a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich. The “C” I have added is for some tasty cheese. 

Ingredients (per sandwich) 

  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 2 or 3 slices of the best tomato you can pick 
  • 3 slices of a good quality bacon 

1 slice of iceberg lettuce or whatever lettuce you grew this year

  • 3 slices of a flavourful cheese, such as an old cheddar 
  • Mayonnaise



  • Fry up your bacon to the point where it is still flat and not too crispy
  • Remove the bacon, pour out most of the fat 
  • Toast your bread lightly, then toast further in the remaining bacon fat
  • Coat your bread with mayonnaise
  • Layer your tomatoes, bacon and cheese
  • Give your sandwich about 45 seconds in the microwave oven
  • Cut the sandwich diagonally for serving

For more sandwiches, just adjust your ingredients and start a production line. This is where everyone partaking of the sandwiches can help out. Serve with a tankard of your favourite ale or a chilled iced tea. For vegetarians, simply skip the bacon; you still get the goodness of the tomato and lettuce. 



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