It’s been a little while since the last time I posted a recipe. When I first started this blog I never imagined I would post a single one, since my skills in the kitchen are quite limited. However once in awhile something is just too delicious not to share so I hope you enjoy reading the occasional food post as much as I like eating
Luckily for me, Ken is more adept in the kitchen than I am and willing to indulge my sometimes odd food requests. Last weekend while in the grocery store pondering what to make for lunch we we’re staring a giant guacamole display in front of the meat counter (hello thick cut bacon) and the idea struck “what about avocado BLT’s?”
So with no other idea and the pains of hunger growing we decided to stop deliberating and just go with it. We purchased our avocado and headed home to assemble our sandwiches.
Once we started things slowly got out of control… “What if we grill the sandwiches rather than just toasting the bread – that would be yummy”… “If we’re going to grill it then we need cheese too – what’s a grilled sandwich without melted cheese”…
So that all led us eventually to this awesomeness:
Here it is step by step how we did it:
- 4 slices of bread
- butter or margarine to spread on 1 side of each slice of bread (or cooking spray if using a panini press)
- 6 slices of bacon cooked
- 1 tomato cut into slices
- 2 slices of cheese (or 4 if you had mini slices like we did)
- spinach or lettuce – enough to cover one slice of bread
- avocado cut into thin slices
The first step is to prepare all your ingredients and cook your bacon. Spray your panini press or butter two slices of bread and place on a cold skillet.
Start layering your ingredients. We did it in this order: spinach – avocado – cheese (we used monterey jack) – bacon – tomato.
At this point we remembered we own a panini maker and were wondering why we always make these large stack sandwiches in a skillet… So we transferred it to the panini maker and topped with the final slices of bread.
If you are using a skillet top with your second bread slices and turn the heat to medium until browned (just like grilled cheese) then carefully flip without loosing all your fillings. (This is an art that Ken has mastered due to our perpetual forgetfulness that we own a panini maker) Continue cooking until the other side is browned.
If using a panini maker turn it on and press till browned and cheese is melty.