Originally Posted by Caslon
I've made lots and lots of BLT's. They're ok, but for some reason, I go to a restaurant and...they make them soooo much better than I can.
No surprise to me as that is what that diner does professionally. They even include a strawberry on the side of the plate which is cool.
I think it's because I use regular head lettuce. Buying leafy romaine lettuce for sandwiches is just too expensive.
Just the opposite for me. I've never had a restaurant BLT that I liked as much as my own, but I think that's because they tend to use mayo, while I strongly prefer Miracle Whip. I can use iceberg or romaine interchangeably, doesn't really matter. I've never thought of romaine as being that expensive.
One thing I've been meaning to try is something that I had one time at my aunt's home when I was 10 or 11. She wilted the lettuce in the bacon fat, and that made the sandwich somehow special - maybe a bit more good bacon flavor. It was so long ago that my memory may be faulty. I guess if it doesn't work, I can just swap the wilted for fresh and keep eating.