Modern BLT for Breakfast

BLT stands for Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato. Ok, ok, so we are actually replacing lettuce with some arugula which makes it a BAT, but once you try this version, there is no going back. Feel free to add an avocado as well.


Since we are lazy (hence the tamad cook), here's a hack on how to make this dish using the following items and ingredients.


















Items Needed:

  1. Ingredients below

  2. A great toaster - I recommend Balmuda since their toaster is a game changer! The Toaster uses steam technology and precise temperature control to enhance the three essential elements of any culinary delight. It features four distinct steam-driven modes and an Oven Mode.



Ingredients:

  1. Very good bread - it makes a difference! Here we are using Croissant Loaf

  2. Bacon - I love the Jalapeno flavored ones from HEB but Trader Joe's also sells yummy one's like TRADER JOE'S UNCURED BLACK FOREST BACON

  3. Arugula

  4. Tomatoes

  5. Organic Mayonnaise


Directions:

  1. Make the bacon ahead of time in batches and store in the fridge. you can easily heat them up when needed.



NOTE: When it comes to the most perfectly crispy, evenly cooked bacon you really can’t beat cooking bacon in the oven.

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Lay the bacon slices on the baking sheet.

  • Cook the bacon for 18-20 minutes or until it’s as crispy as you’d like.

  • Remove the bacon from the oven and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.





HERE’S HOW TO RENDER BACON GREASE:

  • Once you’ve cooked your bacon, remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.

  • Line a fine mesh sieve with another paper towel (you could also use a nut milk bag or cheesecloth) and pour the hot bacon grease over the sieve and into a glass jar.

  • Note: it’s important to use glass and not plastic, as you’ll melt plastic with hot bacon grease.

2. Toast your bread according to your liking

3. Once done, spread mayo on each side.

4. Add the bacon, then arugula and tomatoes

5. Enjoy!!!



As part of a balanced breakfast, add a side of fruit plate and as you can see, for portion control, I only eat half :-) .


Fun Fact:


Health Benefits of Arugula:

  • Calcium, which helps the blood to clot normally. It’s also necessary for bone health, tooth health, muscle function, and nerve function.

  • Potassium, a mineral and an electrolyte that’s vital for heart and nerve function. It also helps the muscles contract normally. Potassium helps to reduce the negative effects of sodium, and it may be beneficial for people with high blood pressure for this reason.

  • Folate, a B vitamin. It helps support the production of DNA and other genetic material. It’s particularly important for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Folate deficiency in pregnant women may lead to spina bifida, a neural tube defect.

  • Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps support the immune system. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is important for tissue health and the absorption of iron from food.

  • Vitamin K, which helps with blood coagulation. If you require a prescription blood thinner, such as warfarin (Coumadin), discuss your vitamin K intake with your doctor prior to changing your eating habits.

  • Vitamin A, the umbrella term for a group of fat-soluble retinoids. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant, which supports immune function, cell growth, night vision, and overall eye health. It also works to help maintain kidney, lung, and heart function.

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