When you’re hungry for a BLT and it’s in the middle of corn season, the most delicious thing you can make is this BLT Esquites Sandwich! Crispy bacon meets fresh garden vegetables and a creamy corn salad 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 really see it 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. Hence my reason for using a bacon weave on my sandwich. No regrets. Reason #2 for my putting together this BLT Esquites sandwich. In case you couldn’t figure it out, #baconmonth was my number one reason. Sheesh, it’s like you don’t know me at all.
Getting back to this yummi BLT Esquites Sandwich… Have you eaten Esquites? 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 and that you simply must consume mass quantities of it whenever fresh sweet corn is available. That’s my rule, 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 ear of sweet corn 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, I made some up and used it as a condiment or salsa of sorts for my sandwich. It’s adds a depth of flavor that you won’t get with straight up mayo, and the bright yellow color just makes me want to smile.
After you grab the recipe, be sure to scroll down and check out the rest of the Bacon Month recipes happening this week. If you want to see any of last week’s recipes, including my recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara with Browned Butter, just click here. You can visit the I Heart Bacon Pinterest board for even more bacon recipes, too!
I hope you enjoy this esquites loaded BLT!
Recipe adapted from Serious Eats