Hubbs and I could sandwiches for every weekend meal. They're easy to make and pack a lot of flavor. I also love that you can make sandwiches with almost anything - leftovers, any veggies, cheese, or meats. Some meats are healthier than others. Fish is great, but often too pricey to buy on a regular basis. I buy chicken a lot - either chicken breasts, drumsticks, or ground chicken. I've started buying beef, but since it's so fatty I only buy the extra lean kind. I don't think there is such a thing as extra lean bacon. And even if there was, it would probably be wayyyy fattier than other meats. I discovered Turkey Bacon at the grocery store this morning. It's turkey meat that's been cured in some way to taste like bacon. It's not unbelievably healthy, but it's also not disgustingly unhealthy like real bacon. I bought turkey bacon strips specifically to make this sandwich. I replaced bacon with turkey bacon and lettuce with arugula...so this is really a "TAT" sandwich and not a "BLT". I also decided to expand my cheese horizon and try out fontina (and gorgonzola, but didn't use it in this recipe) cheese. My cheese drawer now has the following cheeses: mozzarella, goat, colby jack, parmesan-reggiano, ricotta, gorgonzola, and fontina. It makes me very happy. It's only a matter of time before I make something that has seven kinds of cheese in it.
I digress. Here's the recipe.
- some kind of sandwich bread
- Turkey-Bacon strips.
- 1 cup arugula
- 1 large beefsteak tomato, sliced (roma is fine too)
- 8-10 slices cucumber
- 5-6 slices fontina cheese
- a little special taco sauce, which I made for my fish tacos. You can always use dijon mustard, mayo, or any other sauce you want instead of this sauce. I only used it because I had it.
- olive oil
Cook turkey bacon according to package instructions. Spray both slices of bread with oil and place on preheated sandwich maker. Arrange tomatoes, cucumber, arugula, and fontina cheeses on one slice. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with the special taco sauce and top with turkey bacon strips. Place other slice on top and close sandwich maker to squish everything together and melt the cheese. Eat hot!