This is such a simple idea, however delicious, but I am betting you haven't thought of doing it yet yourself, or maybe you have. Forgive me for being presumptuous if you have
We love crumpets in this house . . . grilled until toasty golden brown and then spread with lashings of butter . . . the butter melting and nestling into all of those crisp golden nooks and crannies. Impossible to eat without getting your fingers and chin all buttery. They are sooooo good! If you don't love them you just ain't human!
Yesterday I had a craving for a BLT . . . you know . . . that internationally known favourite sandwich, which consists of toasted bread, mayonnaise, crisp bacon, lettuce and ripe tomatoes, all sandwiched deliciously together! There was not a slice of bread to be found in the house . . . how did that happen?
I did have a packet of crumpets however, and being the type of person that would never let a thing such as having no bread stop them from going for it . . . I decided to do us Crumpet BLT's.
Of course we had to eat them with a knife and fork . . . but they were so good. The crumpets all toasted yeasty as the base . . . slathered with a pesto mayonnaise I created . . .
And topped with fresh baby lettuce leaves, sliced ripe tomatoes and crispy fried bacon . . . sooo delicious. So tasty. So easy and quick to make. We both tucked in quite happily to these. I think I discovered a new favourite. What do you think? Are you up for them? I sure hope so, coz they are . . .
The quantities given are for two people, but can easily be multiplied up or down. Deliciously different fork and knife BLT. Simple and easy.
4 rashers of streaky bacon grilled to desired doneness
and kept warm
several ripe tomatoes, thickly sliced
a handful of baby salad leaves
Black pepper and sea salt if desired
For the Pesto Mayonnaise:
2 dessertspoons of low fat good quality mayonnaise
(or regular if you are not bothered)
1 tsp of prepared Basil Pesto
Have all of your ingredients assembled and ready to go. Whisk the mayonnaise and pesto together. Cut your bacon rashers in half crosswise. Slice your tomatoes.
Toast your crumpets under the grill/broiler until crisp and lightly golden brown. Place onto heated plates and spread each with half of the mayonnaise. Top with the lettuce leaves and sliced tomatoes.
Grate a bit of sea salt and black pepper over top if desired. Finally lay the bacon over top. Tuck in.
But that's not all I like to do with my crumpets you know . . .
Sometimes I go all "Elvis" on them and enjoy them with peanut butter, honey and bacon . . . you haven't lived until you have tried that!