this is so delicious you'll thank me later. a fancy twist on the classic blt.
aoili is a sauce usually consisting of mayonnaise, garlic and olive oil. i added sundried tomatoes making the "double t". my "l" is spinach. just a preference really. bacon is bacon... let's get real.
b.l. double t panini
8 slices ciabatta bread
12 slices bacon
2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
3 c fresh baby spinach
sundried tomato aoili
1/3 c sundried tomatoes, packed in olive oil
4 tbs olive oil
2 garlic cloves
3/4 c lite mayonnaise
1. arrange bacon slices on a cookie cooling rack over a baking sheet covered in foil. bake bacon at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
2. meanwhile, make aoili by combining all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
3. layer a couple tomato slices, a handful of spinach and three slices of bacon on a slice of ciabatta bread. spread a generous amount of aoili on another slice of ciabatta bread. place on top of your sandwich.
4. brush each side of ciabatta with olive oil and place onto your grill pan (or saute pan if you don't have a grill pan). cook on medium heat until warm and crispy. flip to other side. cook until that side is warm and crispy.