…or a BTYABLT, you know, because initialisms are cool or whatever. Well, they probably aren’t, and this one is just silly. The sandwich, on the other hand, is anything but silly. Toasted bagel, sun-dried tomato spread, avocado, bean sprouts, bacon, and–actually, that’s it… If this sandwich was any bigger, you’d have to unhinge your jaw to get your mouth around it.
Really, this sandwich was an excuse to use up some bagels and that terrific sun-dried tomato spread. My original humble idea was to make a simple BLT. The issue with that though is that in the dead of winter, fresh tomatoes just aren’t available. (Sure, tomatoes are available year-round, but the best BLT are ones made with honest-to-goodness, outdoor-grown, vine-ripened, hyphen-laden-adjective, heirloom-style tomatoes.) I had just made that sun-dried tomato spread, so I figured I could use that as a substitute. And if I was going to make one substitute, why not make several. Bagels, obviously, were on hand. Avocados are always tasty (doubly so in a BLT). And bean sprouts? Why not, they are healthy–it’ll offset the bacon!
I’ll spare you the assembly directions, I trust you to be clever enough to assemble the ingredients listed above between two slices of toasted bagels. Don’t let me down, now. I believe in you. Go and enjoy a BLT in the winter. Now you have no excuse for not having access to fresh tomatoes.