The best BLTs I've ever had, and I've had a lot of BLTs, are the most simple - no frills versions. Homemade, sturdy white bread (the only time I ever eat white bread), good quality mayo (again, the only time I really eat that crap), ripe tomato (also not a fan), lettuce, and of course perfectly crispy bacon. The only changes I make are subtle ones.
Avocado is one of my very favorite foods. When I was little my mom would cut one in half and sprinkle pepper over the cut sides and I'd eat the avocado right out of the skin, and I've never met a guacamole that I didn't like (and eat all of). Yeah, I have no idea why I'm not obese either. If a BLT is like a blow job (I have no idea how it would be, but lets pretend), than avocado on a BLT is the money shot at the end (I hope my dad doesn't read this blog anymore). Sure, you could have one without the other, but they go so well together, so why not whore it up and combine the two, you dirty little so-and-so???
Lets pretend that I actually had crusty white bread when I decided to make a BLT last weekend, and not just my normal bullshit "whole grain oat for hippies" crap, mmmk?
While the bacon is cooking on the George Foreman grill (or if you're not awesome enough to have a GF grill, in a boring old frying pan), toast the ever-loving-hell out of a couple pieces of bread. Although I hate restaurants that use wording like "nicely toasted" in their menus, a good BLT does, in fact, require bread that has been "nicely toasted". Besides the addition of avocado, the other small tweak I like to make is this:
Oh hell yeah. Add about a teaspoon of crushed garlic to about a tablespoon of mayonnaise and stir those bitches together. Sure you'll have terrible breath afterward, but if you're making it at home your clothes are going to stink like bacon, so you might as well go all out.
So you have your bread "nicely" toasted, the garlic/mayo is down, avocado spread and lightly peppered, and your bacon is sufficiently crispy and excess grease patted off with a paper towel. You're ready to assemble.
Does that not look freaking perfect??? I think BLATs are #1 on my "last thing you would eat before you die" list. What's yours?