BLT sandwiches are classic and delicious all on their own. But if it’s the middle of sweet corn season, do yourself a favor and make this BLT Esquites Sandwich! Crispy bacon meets fresh garden vegetables and Mexican street corn. This sandwich is perfect for a delicious lunch or light dinner.
I suppose I have bacon on the brain and that’s why this sandwich looks so slamfandantastic to me. You can’t see it very well in my photos, but there’s a bacon weave at the bottom of the sandwich. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? A bacon weave looks like this:
By the way, photo credit goes to Nick at Dude Foods. Have you seen his Bacon Weave Double Cheeseburger? Oh em gee. If coronary artery disease didn’t run rampant through my family’s gene pool, I might try one of those burgers. Actually, I might try one anyway. You only live once, so make sure that there are no regrets. That’s my reason for using a bacon weave on my sandwich. No regrets.
The main reason for creating this BLT Esquites sandwich is that it’s Bacon Month. Have bacon. Use bacon. Eat bacon.
Back to my jazzed up BLT sandwich…
Do you know what Esquites is, and more importantly, have you ever eaten it? You’re shaking your head up and down in the affirmative motion, aren’t you? If not, just know that it’s a delicious Mexican street snack that you must consume mass quantities of whenever fresh sweet corn is available.
That’s an important guideline, made up and mandated by yours truly, so please try to adhere to it, m’kay?
Esquites is the younger but neater cousin of Elote, which is basically the messiest and most delicious corn on the cob you’ll ever sink your teeth into. It’s smothered in mayonnaise, lime juice, spices, and cheese. Uh huh. Amazing wow, right? I told you it was messy and delicious! Anyhoo, for lack of a better word, it is being used as a salsa for my sandwich. It’s adds depth of flavor to a BLT that you can’t taste by using regular mayo, and the yellow sweet corn makes me want to smile.
If you want to see the other Bacon Month recipes submitted by the group, including my recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara with Browned Butter, just click here. You can also visit the I Heart Bacon Pinterest board for more bacon recipes.
I hope you enjoy this esquites-loaded BLT!
Recipe adapted from Serious Eats