Facon is back. We found another way to substitute our favorite fake bacon into a recipe where you would normally use regular bacon, and our creation turned out pretty delicious: veggie BLTs with spicy mayo.
First you need to gather together the ingredients you would use to make a normal BLT, plus some additional things to give this sandwich a little bit of a kick. That would be:
To give the sandwich some extra flavor and spiciness, we decided to whip up some Sriracha mayo by mix mayo and Sriracha sauce in a 3-to-1 ratio (so, for example, three tablespoons of mayo will go in with one tablespoon of Sriracha).
Now on to the facon – we like to lay the strips out in a cast iron skillet over medium heat and cook them 5-6 minutes on each side. Once they’re crispy and a little brown, they’re done.
When all your ingredients are ready, you can go ahead and assemble your BLT. If you like, you can toast the bread lightly in a toaster or in the same pan you cooked the bacon in. Once the bread was ready, we swiped some of the Sriracha mayo on both slices and then layered a few bacon strips, a few leaves of lettuce, and one tomato slice on each sandwich.
Pretty simple, right? This is a quick, tasty lunch option we like to pull out when we’re pressed for time, or too tired to cook, or just a little lazy. It’s a classic sandwich that you can easily make vegetarian with just one substitution, and you can dress it up a little with the Sriracha mayo. Definitely give it a try and add it to your sandwich repertoire!