Tuesday, May 31, 2011


yields 4 sandwiches

1 pound thick-sliced bacon
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1 1/2 cups prepared mayonnaise
1 big handful fresh mint leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 slices country white bread
1 English cucumber, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, sliced thin

In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crispy. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain the excess oil. In a small, dry pan over medium heat, toast the cumin and coriander until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Toss the spices in a food processor or blender with the garlic, mayo and mint leaves. Process the mixture until smooth. Season the mixture with salt, and pepper, to taste.

Lightly toast the bread until just golden brown. Spread the flavored mayo on all of the bread slices. On half of the slices, place a few slices of cucumber, a small handful of lettuce and a few slices of cooked bacon over that. Top with other bread slices and enjoy!

bacon recipe courtesy of: Aarti Sequeria, "Lunch Trucks with Paula," Food Network Star, Food Network

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