BLT with Maple Roasted Bacon
In Canada you can get delicious maple cured bacon, it is so yummy that it inspired me to make this maple roasted bacon. I would suggest that you roast extra bacon when you make this as it keeps in the fridge for 2-3 days and is wonderful crumbled into salads or an omelette. As a variation you could add 1/2 (half) tsp grain mustard to the mayonnaise.
4 rashers streaky bacon, rind removed
Preheat the oven to 200c/400F/Gas 6/Fan 180. Put a wire cooling rack on a baking sheet and sit the bacon on the rack. Roast for 12-13 minutes, until the bacon is starting to crisp.
Carefully brush both sides of the bacon rashers with the maple syrup and roast for a further 2 minutes. Brush once more and roast for a final 2-3 minutes, watching carefully.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. If making for a lunchbox then refrigerate the bacon until thoroughly chilled before making the sandwich.
Spread one of the slices of bread with mayonnaise and scatter over the lettuce. Sit the tomato and bacon on top then sandwich with the second slice of bread. Cut in half diagonally and serve or wrap for the lunchbox.
Makes 1 portion