Honey-Candied Bacon and Lettuce Sandwich
Chef David Guas
Bayou Bakery, Coffee & Eatery
Chef David Guas of Bayou Bakery in Virginia updates the BLT sandwich with more complex flavor. Candied bacon, which is trending on menus now, takes on a sweet-smoky-savory profile with an application of honey during cooking. The mayo is spiked with Dijon mustard and potato rolls create an upgraded carrier.
2 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. hot water
8 strips bacon
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
4 to 8 leaves butter lettuce or romaine
4 long potato rolls
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons honey with hot water until blended.
2. Lay bacon on baking sheet in one layer; place in oven for 10 minutes. Drain off fat and brush bacon with honey mixture. Bake 5 to 6 minutes longer until crispy.
3. In another small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard and 1 teaspoon honey.
4. For each sandwich, split roll horizontally in half; spread both cut sides with mayonnaise mixture. Place 1 to 2 lettuce leaves on bottom of roll; top with 2 bacon strips. Complete sandwich with top of roll.
Photo courtesy of National Honey Board