The BLT just got leveled up. Introducing a Pork Belly BLT. The ultimate summer sammy. If you need a moment, I understand.
Okay Imagine this. You bite into your favorite sandwich. A BLT. Except this is like a whole different experience. The bacon tastes different.. it’s thicker, has more flavor (is that possible?). There is an herby hint of basil paired perfectly with some juicy tomatoes. Yes friends, that’s where you’ll be if you take the time to make this Pork Belly BLT sandwich. And it’s sooo worth it.
This Pork Belly BLT is super quick to make. The only real cooking involved is baking the pork belly slices. Everything else is standard sandwich making!
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Pork Belly BLT
Okay, you need to upgrade your normal BLT with this Pork Belly BLT. So good, and so much flavor! The ultimate summer sandwich.
- 1 Pound Sliced Pork Belly
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 Head Bibb Lettuce, leaves torn off and cleaned
- 3 large Tomatoes, sliced thick
- 8 slices, Sourdough Bread, sliced thick
- Avocado, Sliced
- Basil Aioli:
- 3/4 cup Mayo
- 1/2 cup Basil, packed
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper lay pork belly slices down, just like you would bacon. Sprinkle brown sugar and salt on both sides of pork belly. I ended up cutting mine in half to fit the sandwich better. Put in preheated oven. Flip after 18 minutes. You will want to cook for an additional 10-20 minutes depending on how thick your pork belly slices are. Mine took 30 minutes. You will want them golden and caramelized. Remove from oven and add to plate covered in paper towel to remove excess oil.
Add mayo, basil, and garlic to a blender. Or blend with an immersion blender like me until well mixed. Thin out with a couple tsp of water if necessary. You want it creamy and thick.
Toast Bread, add aioli to top and bottom. Layer avocado, Pork Belly, Tomato on one side of bread. And lettuce on the other. Stack and eat!