The King of All Gluttonous Sandwiches Meets High Society in this
Upper Echelon Bacon Sandwich
-Applewood-Smoked Bacon (Thick-Cut Uncured)
-Granny Smith Apples (The more tart the better)
-Cherry Peppers (Hot)
-White Balsamic Vinaigrette
You start by placing the desired portion of bacon on an unlined cookie sheet, grind on some fresh pepper and place in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 - 20 min. Remove from oven at desired crispness and allow 10 min for cooling and grease runoff.
Next place dates in lightly-oiled frying pan on medium heat to soften dates. In a separate lightly-oiled pan warm finely chopped cherry peppers and add desired salt and pepper to bring out heat and flavor. Remove the dates from the pan and butterfly them open and discard the seed.
You will also want to soak the black berries in freezing cold club soda. At the same time soak a healthy portion of Granny Smith Apple shreds in vinegar and honey and turn for consistent coverage.
Meanwhile toast the slices of sourdough bread with butter on hot surface until crisp.
Assembly and Consumption:
1 - Apply vinaigrette to bottom slice and place dates and black berries on generously.
2 - Build a cross-threaded heap of bacon atop black berries and dates for maximum stability.
3 - Cover with arugula, scattered cherry peppers and Granny Smith Apple shreds.
4 - Drizzle vinaigrette and honey over the pile and then set the top slice above all that goodness.
5 - Enjoy!
P.S. The leftover apples, dates, black berries, peppers and arugula make a great salad to adorn your plate with.