Everything You Need to Make the Perfect BLT Sandwich

June 26, 2018 10:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

BLTs are a staple in restaurants and homes across the United States, and a popular item for food catering in Williamsport, PA. But just because the sandwich has only a few components doesn’t mean it’s unsophisticated or boring—there’s a lot you can tweak with these four ingredients to help you make the perfect BLT sandwich you’ll want to eat over and over again.

Here’s some information from Tony’s Delicatessen & Fresh Meats to help you get the most out of your BLTs. And when you’re in the market for lunch catering in Williamsport, PA, be sure to give us a call!


The bread you use is just as important as what you put between the slices. Your choice of bread may be what has the biggest influence on the taste of your sandwich, as you have more options here than you do with any of the other components.

A nice, soft multigrain or whole wheat bread will give you a bit of a nuttier flavor. However, some people prefer a classic white bread. Whatever your choice, you should make sure the bread is fresh. This means avoiding the pre-sliced and pre-packaged breads you pick off the shelf at the grocery store, and getting a freshly baked loaf from a local bakery or the bakery at the grocery store instead.

A soft, pillowy type of bread is your best bet for a BLT, rather than something overly crusty. Toast the slices just a bit so there’s a hint of crunch, but not so much that the bread becomes brittle and difficult to bite into without making a mess.


The “M” of mayonnaise isn’t included in the BLT acronym, but hey, neither is the bread, and it’s perhaps the most important part. Use a high-quality mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip) and spread it thickly and evenly over both slices of bread.


The quality of the bacon you use is key to making the perfect sandwich. The thick-cut bacon you can get from the deli counter is the best if you can get it. Cook it to your preferred method until crispy, but not completely charred.


Not all lettuce is created equal. You’re going to want to go with the large, soft romaine lettuce leaves. Butter lettuce is also a decent option. Some people like iceberg lettuce, but other types of lettuce provide more flavor and a better texture, with more nutritional value.


This is the final piece of your BLT. Which type of tomato should you choose? Tomatoes are in season in the summer, so you’re probably going to get the best tomato results for your BLT during the warmer months of the year. We strongly recommend going with the heftier varieties of tomatoes, such as heirloom or beefsteak, and slicing them up thick. You can use other types of tomatoes, but they won’t cover the sandwich as well and might end up being a little bit of a nuisance as you’re trying to take a bite.

For more tips about making the perfect BLT or to place an order for deli meats in Williamsport, PA, reach out to Tony’s Delicatessen & Fresh Meats. We have store-sliced bacon as well as fresh lettuce and tomatoes in stock!

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