This is one of those simple recipes that you, at least once, have those "Why didn't I think of that?" thoughts. Well since I didn't, I'm sure glad on of my favorite outspoken celebs (Chrissy Teigen) did in her new Cravings: Recipes For All the Foods You Want to Eat Cookbook. She took a classic BLT (which I do crave from time to time) and added a couple items and changed the bread and now you have a completely different sandwich. It's that easy. Plus, you can present it in a way that lets people build their own sandwich, adding as much or as little toppings as desired. The Hawaiian rolls and pineapple add a nice, subtle sweetness to the garlic bacon and your remaining "LT." So they all really compliment each other well. These are great finger sandwiches for a plethora of events; brunches, cookouts, tailgates/sports parties, etc. If you like your BLT's try something a little different. You won't regret it! Enjoy!
2 slices cored fresh pineapple
8 King’s Hawaiian slider rolls, split
Unsalted butter, softened
Mayo, as much as you like
4 lettuce leaves, cut to fit the sandwiches
1 large vine-ripened tomato, cut into 8 slices
8 slices bacon, cooked (see the bacon recipe that we used which was delicious!) and halved crosswise
1 sweet onion, thinly sliced into rings
Position a rack 4 to 6 inches from the heating element and preheat the broiler.
Arrange the pineapple slices on a baking sheet and broil until browned on both sides. Let cool slightly, then quarter them. (You can also grill the pineapple on a hot grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.) Leave the broiler on.
Spread the rolls with butter and arrange on another baking sheet. Broil them until deeply golden, 1-2 minutes.
Spread mayo on the rolls, then layer the lettuce, tomato, bacon, onions, and a pineapple wedge on the roll bottoms. Top with the other half of the rolls.
12 slices thick-cut bacon
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.