FOOD FUN: BLT Sandwich Or BLT Lettuce Cups With Chicharrones
April is National BLT Sandwich Month. While we have quite a collection of BLT recipes, here’s something new: a BLT sandwich or BLT lettuce cups with chicharrónes, otherwise known as fried pork rinds. 4505 Meats, which created the recipe, calls it a BLCT: bacon, chicharrónes, lettuce, and tomato.
We love both the chicharrónes and the snack sticks from 4505 Meats.
We also like the fun of this sandwich, which adds chicharrón crunch to the lettuce in a BLT sandwich. Or, skip the carbs and make BLT lettuce cups.
National BLT Day is July 22nd, and National Pork Rinds Day is Super Bowl Sunday.
> There are more unusual BLT recipes below.
> Homemade pork rinds recipe.
This recipe uses 4505 Jalapeño Cheddar Chicharrónes. IOther 4505 flavors include Classic Chili & Salt, En Fuego, Sea Salt, and Smokehouse BBQ.
To turn the lettuce cups into sandwiches, simply toast your bread of choice.
1. ARRANGE the romaine spears on a plate and spread each spear with a little mayo.
2. PLACE a strip of bacon into each romaine spear.
3. SEASON the cubed tomatoes with salt and pepper to taste and spoon into each lettuce spear, over the bacon. Top with bite-sized pieces of jalapeno cheddar chicharrónes.
4. SERVE as cups, or spread the toasted bread with more mayo and sandwich the romaine spears between two slices.