Bacon is of course one of America’s top ten sandwich ingredients. There is nothing more glorious than a few gourmet crispy rashers between two slices of fresh bread. Add in your your favorite condiment and you have yourself a sandwich that is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a midnight snack with friends. The ultimate bacon sandwich is a simple joy on a plate.
Firstly, your bacon should be nice and fresh. Make sure that it has been correctly stored in the refrigerator. If you are using bacon that has been frozen, make sure that it has completely defrosted once you cook it. The variety of Bacon Scouts gourmet bacon that you use is up to you – they are all delicious! Before you cook your bacon, if it still has a thin rind, make sure you cut it off. The bacon should be cooked so that the fat becomes crispy and turns a golden orange color. There are several ways to achieve this. You can either grill your bacon, or pan fry it in a little margarine or vegetable oil. Alternatively, place your rashers of bacon on a baking sheet, and cover them in with a heavy cast iron baking dish. Place them in the oven to roast at 375F for 30 minutes. They will come out flat and perfectly crispy.
Your ultimate bacon sandwich should have the freshest bread possible. Using a French style baguette is always a good idea, because you can cut the loaf to the length of the bacon that you are using (just remember that bacon will shrink slightly when it is cooked). A good quality white roll is also a good choice, soft in the middle, perfect for absorbing the delicious flavors of the bacon.
The condiments that you use for your sandwich will depend entirely on the type of bacon that you are using. Ultimately you don’t want to use something that is going to overpower the smoked or cured taste. You also want a condiment that is going to compliment the taste. For instance, if you are using the Triple Hickory Smoked Bacon, then a heart, sweet barbecue sauce is a good option. A little sriracha is a tasty condiment that will perfectly compliment the Chipotle Lime Flavored Bacon. Classic tomato ketchup is perfect with the Buttery Prime Rib Bacon. Just apply liberally and enjoy.
The ultimate bacon sandwich contains crispy, gourmet bacon with mountains of flavor. It is truly one of life’s greatest pleasures.