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The Best BLTs Recipe

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Added: Tuesday, February 26, 2008


2 1/2 c. (lightly packed) fresh basil leaves
1 c. mayonnaise
1/4 c. butter, room temperature
12 thick sliced bacon strips (about 1 lb.)
12 1/2 in. thick slices fresh country style white bread
3 large tomatoes, cut into 1/4 in. thick rounds
2 ripe avocados, pitted, peeled, sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
6 lettuce leaves

Mix basil, mayonnaise and butter in processor until basil is finely chopped and mixture is well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.
Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium high heat until crisp, about 8 min. Transfer to paper towels; drain.
Spread half of mayonnaise mixture over 1 side of 6 bread slices. Top each with 2 tomato slices. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and pepper. Top tomato slices with avocado, then with bacon strips, onion and lettuce. Spread remaining mayonnaise mixture over remaining 6 bread slices. Place bread slices atop lettuce. Cut sandwiches in half and serve.




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