Why is it that if you put anything into slider form, it tastes better. I put a tray of these BLT sliders on the table for lunch at my sister’s beach house and they disappeared fast. Too fast. The person I actually invited for lunch at the beach only got one.
BLT Sliders (Like you really need a recipe?)
Assemble bacon (the best quality you can find), lettuce, and tomato on slider rolls. If you have a child like Abby in the house, be sure to assemble at least one BBB.) Spread Hellmann’s mayo on one bun. (Make at least two per person.) Serve with potato chips and, if you are feeling ambitious, chilled avocado-cucmber soup.
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Just cause the weather in NY is not obeying the calendar (snow on the third day of spring? Come on…) doesn’t mean dinner has to join in the rebellion. Perhaps if we all assemble my family’s favorite warm-weather sandwich, the fried fish BLT (or for Abby: Just a BLT) then we will collectively woo the Gods of spring to cooperate.
Fried Fish BLT
Makes 4 Sandwiches
Over medium heat, fry 6-8 pieces of bacon in a skillet until crisp. Set aside and wipe down skillet so just a little fat remains. Meanwhile, add about 1/2 cup cornmeal to a plate and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a little cayenne. Increase skillet heat to medium-high. Slice up 2 large flounder filets (about 1 pound) into sandwich-size pieces, dip in milk (as shown), then press into seasoned cornmeal to coat. As you coat each piece, add to the skillet and fry about 2 minutes a side. Set aside on same plate as bacon. As fish fries, prep your toppings: avocado slices, lettuce, tomatoes, tartar sauce. Assemble sandwiches as shown on a whole wheat buns.
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This is not exactly a traditional tea party spread, I realize. What you’re looking at is all the makings of one of my daughters’ favorite dinners: The BLT with Avocado on whole wheat toast. The girls get to assemble right at the table and it’s almost always good for a giggle: Sandwiches for dinner? Mom, you’re craaazy!
On this particular night, they turned into quartered tea party sandwiches because Andy had plans and wasn’t home for dinner. When Andy is out, I can go one of two ways. I can go Maverick where we barely sit down at the same time let alone eat the same thing. (This is the usual direction I head.) Or I can go Supergirl where we break out one tea cup from my wedding set (for me) and a few tea cups from their Ikea tea set (for them) and I announce that we’re having a juicy-meaty girl talk over our meal. So far, juicy-meaty girl talk amounts to the exact same thing as regular old dinner table talk, but my plan is to start getting them used to telling me those awful Queen-Bee-and-Wannabe friend stories now so they don’t shut me out down the road. I think I already hear mothers of teen-age girls laughing at me. (And this post isn’t even live as I type? how does that work?)
No mother-daughter Life Lessons were imparted over the Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked bacon that night. No therapeutic confessions or burning questions that required the wise counsel from someone who not only made it through second grade, but actually went on to survive middle school (me). Instead, my eldest decided to unload later that night — telling a dramatic story involving a lunchroom bully — while she was lying in bed with the lights out. With Andy. (more…)
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