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New-Fangled BLT

Jamie Purviance

Fuel Type: Gas
  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    20 min.

  • Grilling Time

    5 to 9 min.

Ingredients
Instructions

the Ingredients

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  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 8 slices sturdy wheat, sourdough, or country white artisan bread
  • 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 225 grams thinly sliced pancetta
  • 55 grams loosely packed mixed baby greens
  • 4 medium heirloom tomatoes, cut crosswise into slices
  • 1 ball (225 grams) burrata cheese

Special Equipment

  • cast-iron griddle or skillet

Instructions

  • Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (180° to 230°C).
    Prepare the grill for cooking over medium heat (200°C).
  • Using 2 tablespoons of the oil, brush one side of each slice of bread.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the vinegar with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and season with the salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the bread, oiled side down, over direct medium heat until lightly toasted and grill marks appear, about 1 minute (do not turn). Remove from the grill.
    Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the bread, oiled side down, over medium heat until lightly toasted and grill marks appear, about 1 minute (do not turn). Remove from the grill.
  • Place a cast-iron griddle over direct medium heat, close the lid, and let it preheat for 2 to 3 minutes. Arrange the pancetta slices on the griddle in a single layer (you may need to cook the pancetta in batches) and cook until browned and crisp, 4 to 8 minutes, turning once or twice, checking frequently so that it doesn’t burn. (Later batches will cook more quickly.) Transfer the pancetta to a sheet pan lined with paper towels.
    Place a cast-iron griddle over medium heat, close the lid, and let it preheat for 2 to 3 minutes. Arrange the pancetta slices on the griddle in a single layer (you may need to cook the pancetta in batches) and cook until browned and crisp, 4 to 8 minutes, turning once or twice, checking frequently so that it doesn’t burn. (Later batches will cook more quickly.) Transfer the pancetta to a sheet pan lined with paper towels.
  • Put two bread slices, toasted side up, on each of four plates. Add the mixed greens to the medium bowl with the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Divide the greens equally among the eight slices of bread. Top with tomato slices, pancetta, and cheese, dividing them equally. Drizzle any remaining vinaigrette from the bowl over the sandwiches. Serve warm.

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