On Friday, I once again, spoke of my love for mac and cheese. Today, I will speak of my love for BLT's... or in this case, BLC's. Yep, that's right. Since it's hard to get good fresh tasting tomatoes all year around, I have grown to love substituting the tomato with cucumber. English cucumber to be exact. The cucumbers give the sandwich a nice fresh taste and, it's not often you run into a bad cucumber throughout the year. So, when I saw a recipe for a BLT's with Blue Cheese-Buffalo Aioli, I knew I had to put my spin on it.
This sandwich is amazing! The perfect solution to "what's for dinner" on any busy evening.
BLC's with Goat Cheese-Buffalo Aioli
Adapted from Aaron McCargo, Jr, Food Network
8 slices of your favorite bread, lightly toasted
16 strips of good quality bacon, cooked and cut in half
1/2 English cucumber (ok, you can use tomato if you want)
4 leaves (or more if needed) green leaf lettuce
For the aioli -
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
2 Tablespoons hot sauce (I used Frank's)
salt and pepper
In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the aioli. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Lay 4 slices of bread on a cutting board. Spread 2-3 teaspoons (or more) of the aioli on each slice, then top with 8 half-pieces of bacon, a few slices of cucumber and then the lettuce. Top each with another slice of toasted bread. Serve and enjoy!
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