Bacon, Tomato, Avocado and Mayo Sourdough Sandwich

Finally for this week, I tackled Avocados yet again. No one can ever get bored of avocados. They are just such a delicious, perfect thing. But being so perfect, it is quite difficult to find recipes for them, when they are quite happy just being left alone.

So I thought long and hard about what my real favourite way to eat avocado was. And what came in top, higher even than that fabulous 70’s diner party classic of Avocado Stuffed with Prawns and Marie Rose Sauce, came my all time, absolute favourite of Bacon, Tomato and Avocado Sandwich with Mayo. Super simple, super good. Few top tips. Use good bread. I used Gail’s Sourdough, lightly toasted. Use good bacon. I like smoked streaky. The hint of smoke adds flavour and I like my bacon super crisp and only streaky can crisp up to perfection. Start on a lower heat with a little oil and render down the fat in the bacon, before turning up the heat and crisping it up to perfection. Some people like to dip the toast in the rendered bacon fat. I am quite the opposite, I dry my bacon on kitchen paper, but however you like it, I don’t think I really have to say anymore. The photos say it all.

Avocado and Bacon Sandwich 2

Bacon, Tomato, Avocado and Mayo Sourdough Sandwich
Serves 1
2 slices sourdough bread, lightly toasted
½ a perfectly ripe avocado
½ a perfectly ripe large tomato
1 tbsp. Mayonnaise
5 rashers good quality smoked streaky bacon

Heat a frying pan with a little sunflower oil. Lay out your bacon rashes and cook gently to render the fat. Then turn up the heat and crisp up completely on both sides. Drain on kitchen towel. Meanwhile spread mayonnaise on one piece of toast. Top with bacon, then tomato slices. Season with a pinch of salt, top with avocado and finally the top piece of toast. Eat immediately.


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