Okay, just follow along for a second. This thought occurred to me while I was frying bacon.
Why does bacon suffer from shrinkage in high heat, when guys suffer it from cold water, weather, ect? This is one of those, 'what is the meaning of life questions'. It's a conundrum.
The inspiration for this recipe came from Vicarious Foodie. I'm sure her recipe is much better than mine because she made her own dressing. I, for once, used a dressing you find in the refrigerated section. You have to say that last sentence in a tv commercial voice, what the hell, lets do the rest of this post in an announcer's voice.
Introducing ECM's Blat Salad... I guess I should tell you that BLAT stands for bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato. Kind of a play on BLT sandwich but it's not a sandwich, it's a salad, but kind of like a BLT because it has bread, lettuce, tomatoes... never mind.
1 pound of bacon, cut into one inch pieces and cooked over medium heat, so it doesn't suffer from George's shrinkage (I was in the pool! I was in the pool!). Cook until crispy, drain.
tomatoes, chopped into chunks, it's all about the chunks. ('cause sloth loves chunk)
avocado, chopped into chunks. mmm... chunky hunky avocados, you know what? I think I'm probably a avocado ho too.
lettuce, butter or boston or boobie, I just wanted to see if you were reading the recipe. just get good lettuce, okay?
day-old sourdough bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
salt and pepper
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, drizzle bread cubes with olive oil and salt and pepper. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until it looks like a nice crunchy crouton.
For salad dressing, I used Marie's blue cheese and bacon salad dressing. Yeah, so sue me. Reach through the computer screen and slap me around, I didn't make my own dressing. Flog me, beat me, I suck but that should have already been obvious to you because I am a potato and avocado ho.
Okay, mix it up and eat. I dare you to tell me it's not one of the best salads you have eaten. Triple Dog Dare Ya'.