Galganov's Recipe for a Modernized Classic:
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches or BLTs on Pita!

To make this Bacon Lettuce and Tomatoe on Pita recipe you will need:
  • a pan or griddle to cook the bacon
  • a spatula or tongs (to handle the bacon product)
  • a cooking knife + cutting board/surface.

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  The required ingredients for this Bacon Lettuce and Tomato (BLT) on Pita recipe are (per sandwich):
  • a pita pocket - about 6" (15 cm)
  • lettuce
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 2 slices bacon or bacon-type product (3 slices [1 1/2 per side] if you need that extra bacon shot)
  • ground black pepper
  • ground white pepper
  • mayonnaise

BLT on Pita MethodMethod:

  1. Cut the pita in half, open and set aside.
  2. Spread mayonnaise on the face of
    the lettuce leaf.
  3. Cut the cooked bacon in half and lay 2 pieces (one slice) on the lettuce.
  4. Place the tomato over the bacon.
  5. Grind a little black pepper over the tomato - then sprinkle a little white pepper over that.
  6. Fold the ends of the lettuce leaf over (or cover the tomato with a little more lettuce and insert the bundle into one half of the pita.
  7. Repeat steps to fill the other half of the pita.
Tips & Tricks:

Very nice served with a bowl of Fresh Cole Slaw. If you're watching your oil, then you'll probably want to skip the deep fried potato (french fries). Prep time for cole slaw? Under 1/2 hour by hand or 10 minutes (including clean up) with a food processor.

The Bacon Lettuce and Tomato on Pita - a contemporary twist on a classic sandwich!

The Background Story
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato on Pita

BLT on Pita

We thought it was a new idea ... We were making BLTs one day. We had left over filling ... not enough for a sandwich but perfect to toss into a half piece of pita so there we were ... plenty of pita. We cut a half and put it back - keeping one half out for our sandwich.

Well, here it is. The perfect marriage of an American classic sandwich filling prepared in what is believe by some to be a historical, Mediterranean bread. What a sandwich, "A contemporary, historic, international, American classic."

It was a wonderful, light snack. Then we went on line to look to see what others had done and there it was - the BLT on pita.

The problem, to us, is that BLT means and can only mean "Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato". There's nothing wrong with a BLTC (bacon, lettuce, tomato and cucumber) ... but it's not a BLT.

We prefer to use chicken or turkey bacon product (available as kosher/halal for those of relevant faiths). We also prefer making our BLT on home made pita!

Of course, let's not forget the Classic BLT!

Of course, this bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich is nice served with coleslaw ... or just as a light, satisfying snack on its own - and isn't a pita pocket sandwich the perfect travel food?

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