Rules are made to be broken, right?  Those of you who have read this blog for awhile know that I promote good conversation with family and friends during Sunday supper…which means NO television.   That rule will be broken next Sunday when we all gather around the screen to watch the Super Bowl.

Even though my two teams, Cincinnati Bengals and Chicago Bears, will not be making an appearance this year (maybe next?) we’ll all be watching the Patriots and Giants battle it out.  These teams have great quarterbacks and it should be an interesting game…well, at least we all hope it will be!  Is there anything worse than a big game that’s won in the first half?

I came up with the idea for these savory little bites because…well…I love bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches.  I’ve modified them with thicker bacon, artisanal bread, and a bit of herb in the mayo…but you get the idea.  They’re gussied up for their ‘game day” appearance, but what makes them special is that they’re are so tiny and tasty.    These savory little bites will be gone in minutes, so you might want to make a double batch.

I’d like to wish both New England and New York the best of luck!

Super BLT Bites on Sourdough with Tarragon Mayonnaise

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Tiny, savory bites of bacon goodness.


12 slices of bread, sourdough or whatever you like
3 slices of bacon, thick, if you prefer
6 small tomatoes (I used Campari, a bit bigger than cherry)
1 leaf lettuce, your choice
1/2 cup mayonnaisse
1 teaspoon tarragon, snipped into small pieces


The hardest part of this recipe is not eating them all before putting them on the tray.

Toast 12 slices of bread, and with a small cookie/biscuit cutter (mine was 1 1/2 inch) cut out 2 rounds per piece. Use the remaining bits for bread crumbs and/or croutons.

Cut the bacon into 4 or 5 pieces per slice (so they fit on your cut out bread rounds) and fry until crisp.

Cut each tomato into slice (you should get 2 nice slices per tomato).

Tear the lettuce into 12 small pieces.

Mix the mayo and the tarragon together.

Assemble them. On a bread round, place a dab of the mayo, then a bit of lettuce, bacon, tomato and top with another round of bread.