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Thick-Cut Pork Bacon BLT

Thick-Cut Pork Bacon BLT
October 1, 2019
Thick-Cut Pork Bacon BLT
Thick-Cut Pork Bacon BLT



  • 1-pound thick-cut bacon
  • 8 slices of toasted Texas toast
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 peeled thick-sliced yellow onion
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 whisk eggs
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 thickly-sliced large green tomatoes
  • 4 leaves of butterleaf lettuce
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place the thick-cut bacon slices on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven at 425°F for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy and browned. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add some butter to a large sauté pan over medium heat and cook the onions until browned and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, chipotle pepper, parmesan cheese, basil, salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper until combined and set aside.
  4. Add some flour to a medium-size bowl, the whisk eggs to a separate medium-size bowl, and the cornmeal to another medium-size bowl. Season each with salt and pepper.
  5. Dredge a tomato slice in the flour, then the egg and finally the cornmeal. Set aside and repeat until all of the tomatoes have been breaded.
  6. Pour some cooking oil into a large frying pan over medium heat and heat until it reaches about 350°F.
  7. Add the breaded tomatoes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until browned on each side. Set aside.
  8. To plate up the BLT, place one piece of toasted Texas toast down and evenly layer on the butterleaf lettuce, bacon, caramelized onion, fried green tomatoes. Spread a layer of the pepper basil mayo on the other slice of toast and place on top. Repeat the process until all of the ingredients have been used.
By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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