The Perfect BLAT with Spicy Candied Bacon Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

The Perfect BLAT with Spicy Candied Bacon is just the lunch to make any lunch infinitely more special. The homemade spicy candied bacon and added crunch of golden fried bread elevate this sandwich way beyond the normal BLAT experience. You’ll never find a better sandwich to serve up at lunchtime!

The simplest of sandwiches is the BLT.

Bacon. Lettuce. Tomato. Slap that between a couple slices of toasted bread and some mayonnaise and you have a delicious sandwich to nom on.

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There are a few amazing BLTs I’ve had in my life, and I’ve incorporated all the best parts of those sandwiches into this epic double decker pile of goodness you see right here.

The Perfect BLAT with Spicy Candied Bacon Picture

Most recently I had this KILLER BLT in a beer hall in Arvada. It had thick cut bacon they made in house. It had a creamy homemade mayonnaise. The best part of it though, was the middle layer of bread.

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The geniuses behind the sandwich fried a piece of bread and sandwiched it in the middle of the sandwich. The crunch that it provided was…. I don’t know how else to describe it but drool worthy.  

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I pulled this element, along with a few others from my favorite BLTs of all time into this sandwich.

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Along with what I like to call “the crunch maker” (basically the opposite of the “moist maker” from Monica’s turkey sandwiches in Friends — god I hope that reference doesn’t date me TOO much), I added in creamy avocado, a spicy flavorful mayonnaise and homemade candied bacon to give a hint of sweetness.

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Oh, did I forget to mention that I made homemade spicy candied bacon for this BLAT?

Yea, I went there.

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The subtle sweet and spicy notes elevate the bacon, and really the entire sandwich, making this dish an experience instead of a mere lunch that you slap together.

Every element comes together to create memorable flavors that will have you thinking you are in a five-star restaurant as you happily chow down on it at your own dining room table.

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Serve it up for a luncheon or pack some up for a picnic during these last perfect fall days!

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The Perfect BLAT with Spicy Candied Bacon Recipe

    2 Servings


For the Spicy Candied Bacon:
  • 8 slices Thick Sliced Bacon
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
For the Garlic Sriracha Mayonnaise:
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha Chili Sauce
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
For the BLAT:
  • 6 slices White Bread
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Romaine Lettuce, center stalks removed and chopped
  • 1-2 Fresh Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed


  1. For the spicy candied bacon, add bacon in one layer on a rack. Place the rack on an aluminum foil lined rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle bacon with cayenne pepper and brown sugar. Place baking sheet in oven.
  2. Turn oven to 425°F. You want to put the bacon in a cold oven and allow it to bake as the oven preheats so the bacon candies properly! Cook for approximately 15-20 minutes (time may vary based on how quickly your oven heats up, so check it a couple of times). Remove from oven when done and cut slices in half. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the garlic Sriracha mayonnaise. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  4. Heat approximately 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add one piece of sliced bread. Fry until golden brown on both sides, approximately 1 minute per side. Repeat with one additional piece of white bread. Set aside.
  5. Toast remaining four slices of bread.
  6. To assemble the sandwiches, start with one piece of toasted bread as a base. Spread the toasted bread with an even layer of garlic Sriracha mayonnaise. Top with a layer of lettuce, tomato and then bacon. Top with a piece of fried bread and repeat the layers of mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and bacon. Spread half of the mashed avocado on a piece of toasted bread. Place bread avocado side down to top off the sandwich.
  7. Cut sandwich in half and insert toothpicks into each half to hold them together. Serve immediately.


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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 371
Calories 894

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 2221mg
Total Carbohydrate 81g
  Dietary Fiber 10g
  Sugars 12g
Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.

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