Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bacon Jam BLT's with Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Fried Homemade Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Bread, & Basil Mayo

Bacon Jam BLT's with Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Fried Homemade Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Bread,
& Basil Mayo
I know that I already claimed that these BLT's were the best we had ever made. I was oh-so-wrong. Why? Because it didn't have Bacon Jam on them. Silly, silly blogger. I mean, who was I kidding? I honestly can't think of a better combination. Bacon Jam + Slow Roasted Tomatoes... they are just so amazing on their own, but when brought together, they become like a celebrity power couple. Brangelina has nothin' on these two, trust me. And with the addition of homemade bread that is fried in rendered bacon fat, some fresh basil mayo, and crisp lettuce, it is just over the top. I could eat this sandwich every week for the rest of my life, it's that good. So go on with ya bad self and make one, you won't regret it!! Enjoy :)
So good, we made two :)
For the Slow Roasted Tomatoes:
Barely Ripe Roma Tomatoes, Sliced ¼inch Thick
Olive Oil
Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
Salt & Pepper, To Taste

For the Basil Mayo:
½C Mayo
¼C Fresh Basil, Chopped
1 Small Clove of Garlic, Minced
1t Lemon Zest
Pinch of Sugar
Salt & Pepper, To Taste

For the BLT’s:
Prepared Slow Roasted Tomatoes
Prepared Basil Mayo
Bibb Lettuce Leaves
Homemade Bacon Jam
Thick-Cut Peppered Bacon, Cooked until Crispy
Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Bread, Cut into Slices & Fried in Bacon Fat until Golden Brown

1. For the Slow Roasted Tomatoes: Preheat the oven to 225 degrees and lay the slices of tomato onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with the fresh rosemary. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt & pepper. Bake for 4 hours until shriveled around the edge, but still maintaining their juice. If you have leftover tomatoes, simply cover the leftovers with olive oil and place into the refrigerator.
2. For the Basil Mayo: Mix together all of the ingredients until combined. Set it aside until ready to use.
3. For the BLT’s: Fry the slices of bread in the leftover fat over medium heat until the bread slices are golden brown and crunchy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Assemble the sandwiches by spreading the basil mayo on each slice of bread, and then layer on the slow roasted tomatoes, homemade bacon jam, peppered bacon, and Bibb lettuce. Enjoy!


  1. Ok, so i started the bread tonight so it will be ready for dinner time tomorrow. I will have to make another batch of jam though, the one I made yesterday was gobbled down. I will then make a batch of fried green tomatoes, and since I'm not a basil fan I will make a chive mayo, I will have to add some fresh vine ripe tomatoes as well, just because my hubby has worked so hard on our garden and brings me in as many as are perfect everyday, plus I can't resist any chance to add some to anything I can. Lots of love.

  2. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.