Brunch with Me [BLT w/ Turkey Recipe]

This is one of those recipes that I have no idea how to title. We were in hurry to get to a one o'clock photo shoot, and we needed to eat a meal around it wasn't breakfast and it wasn't lunch. It was certainly brunch-ish time. And my sister in law Laura had visited, leaving some bacon.

And I had some turkey. So I made these turkey and bacon sandwiches that would have been BLTs with turkey except I used arugula instead of lettuce. So they are Turkey, bacon, tomato, and arugula sandwiches. BTTAs. But you can't title a recipe BTTA because no one will know what the heck you are talking about.

Point being? These are delicious. And fast. And brunchy. All those things make me happy.

I had to use a picture of me making bacon because, let's face it, pictures of bacon cooking make people feel like a million bucks! Can you smell it? 

And while that bacon is a-cookin' you can start getting your sammie ready. First, put a gooooooood coat of mayo on it. Then a couple slices of turkey and two slices of in-season tomato. This is one of my favorite in-season tomato sandwiches!!! 

Slap four slices of bacon on there. Yep, four. 

And your arugula. Now you're ready to feast! 

YUM!!! I served mine with Italian-style dill pickles. Which you can snag the recipe for by CLICKING HERE

And while we are on the subject of this sandwich, I must confess I just can't figure out how to take a decent picture of the thing.... which do you guys like better the top one or the one below? 

I like this close up version....but you can't see the tomato. 

Billie's Bacon, Tomato, Turkey, & Arugula Sandwich (BTTA) 

Time: 15 minutes | Serves 1 (easily doubled) | Difficulty: Easy 

You Will Need

4 slices of bacon per sandwich
2 slices of turkey
2 slices tomato
2 slices of bread (I used rye, but you can use whatever you fancy) 


In a skillet over medium high heat, cook your 4 slices of bacon. Now, I don't do mine super crispy, and I know that this is a preference thing. I like mine a bit soft, if you can believe it, so I cook mine about ten minutes. Take a little longer if you like yours burned up--I mean "crispy."

While the bacon is burning cooking, prepare your sandwich. 

If you like you can toast your bread, but I prefer mine untoasted. Slather (and I do mean slather) your bread with mayo. Add your tomato and turkey. 

When the bacon is cooked remove it from the pan and drain it on paper towels to get off any excess grease. Then half those suckers and put 'em on your sandwich. Add your arugula, and put the whole thing together. Then go ahead and slice if it you want to. 

Serve with italian-style dill pickles and prepare yourself for lunch/brunch HEAVEN! 

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