I know it has been a while since I have posted. Life has been busy during the summer. I made these little delights for Friday Night Bites and was quite please with how they turned out. It was a perfect bite of crunch, savory, salty, smokey, spicy and a slight twist on a classic.
I have always loved a great BLT sandwich since being a kid. I mean - who doesn't love bacon. I quite frankly can't think of anyone. This is the perfect little two bite wonder to serve to a small or large crowd. I added the twist of sautéed garlic to the mayo to spice it up.
The red onions and arugula add another level of flavor to this classic treat. The only thing I would change going forward is not have the bread be too toasted - I would have the center of the bread be a bit softer to enable the bite to be easier, along with a tad more golden hue to the top of the toasts.
This is a super easy recipe that is a bit ad hoc. You can make the amount more or less depending on the number of mini sandwiches you want to make. I have the recipe for the garlic mayo to make 1 cup - you can save any extra for a later date or whatever else you might use mayo for.
BITE SIZED BLT
24 Two inch rounds of Toasted White Bread
12 Slices of Roma Tomatoes
1/4 Cup Slices Red Onions
1 Cup Arugula
6 Slices of Bacon - Cooked Crispy
1/3 Cup of Peeled Garlic Cloves
3 Tablespoons Olive oil
1 Cup Mayo
Add the olive oil and peeled garlic cloves to a medium skillet and cook over low medium heat until soft. Remove from heat and let cool. Remove garlic cloves from oil and mash with a fork then add to the cup of mayo and mix well. Let cool in the refrigerator.
To assemble, spread garlic mayo on each side of the toasts. Place a few pieces of arugula on top, then a slice of tomato, then half of slice of bacon cut in half, then onion, then more arugula and finally the top of the other toast. Use a fancy toothpick to secure the mini BLT together. Repeat until done. ENJOY!