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Joanna Gaines uses two types of mayonnaise to make her BLT.


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Bobby Flay makes his BLT with fried red tomatoes and shrimp remoulade.

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Bobby Flay has an interesting take on a classic BLT.


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Bobby Flay’s BLT certainly isn’t your run-of-the-mill sandwich. The celebrity chef adds shrimp remoulade, a type of creamy seafood salad, to his dish, in addition to crispy buttermilk-fried red tomatoes. Flay recommends immediately serving the sandwich on two pieces of toasted pain de mie (a bread with little crust) with a knife and fork.

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Ina Garten adds avocado to her BLT.

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Ina Garten puts a California spin on her BLT.

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For Ina Garten’s California BLTs, you’ll need sliced smoked bacon, sliced avocado, and a ripe tomato. Garten recommends tossing the avocado slices gently with lemon juice to add even more acidity. While Garten’s recipe also calls for “good mayonnaise,” you don’t have to go to much extra effort to get it – she recommends Hellman’s, which can be found in practically any grocery store.

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Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, double-stacks her “monster” BLT.

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Ree Drummond’s BLT uses three slices of bread.

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Why have a regular BLT when you can have a “monster” BLT? This double-stacked lunch uses three pieces of bread to make a lunch fit for one or two people. Drummond’s recipe also calls for a simple homemade chipotle mayo to pack even more flavor. Optional additions to this sandwich include cheese slices, avocado, or sliced red onion.

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Joanna Gaines’ BLT recipe uses herb mayo and smoked bacon.

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Joanna Gaines uses two types of mayonnaise to make her BLT.


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Found in her first cookbook, “Magnolia Table,” “Fixer Upper” star Joanna Gaines’ recipe for a classic BLT calls for two different kinds of mayonnaise — a classic mayonnaise to lightly fry the bread and a homemade herb mayo to layer inside the sandwich. 

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David Chang sparked debate online after saying he preferred hothouse tomatoes on his BLT.

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David Chang uses hothouse tomatoes in his BLT.


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While many chefs love adding avocado to their BLTs, celebrity chef David Chang said that the sandwich is better off without it. In 2019, Chang took to Instagram to express his views on avocado BLTs, sometimes known as BLATs, arguing to keep avocado “out of there.” 

He also expressed that hothouse tomatos were his preferred tomato of choice. According to an article by Insider, hothouse tomatoes, which are most often grown indoors, are “generally held in lower esteem” than vine ripe or heirloom tomatoes.

“I adore summer [tomato] season but I think BLT’s taste better with s—ty hothouse tomatoes than perfectly ripe summer ones,” Chang tweeted in August 2019. “Less juicy, right acidity and textural better in relation to iceberg lettuce and crisp bacon.”

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Matty Matheson uses challah French toast to sandwich his lettuce, bacon, and tomato.

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Matty Matheson’s BLT is out of the box.


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Matty Matheson calls his BLT one “like you’ve never seen before,” and we can’t disagree. By far one of the most elaborate and decadent celebrity chef BLT recipes on this list, Matheson’s creation uses challah French toast to take his sandwich to the next level.

The recipe calls for rendered slab bacon, which Matheson then glazes with a shallots, garlic, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and hot sauce concoction that probably needs to be tasted to be believed.

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Martha Stewart puts basil and homemade mayonnaise on her BLT.

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Martha Stewart’s BLT uses homemade mayo.

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For Martha Stewart’s “perfect BLT sandwich,” you don’t need to think too out of the box. However, a little preparation is involved, as the celebrity chef recommends using homemade mayonnaise rather than store-bought to spread on one of the bread slices. The other slice should be spread with butter.

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Gordon Ramsay makes a breakfast version of a BLT, which includes a runny egg and Old Bay seasoning.

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Gordon Ramsay gives his BLT a breakfast twist.


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The British chef’s elevated BLT is made on a croissant and uses tasso ham, a smoked and spicy cured meat, rather than bacon. Ramsay’s Cajun-inspired recipe also includes a fried egg and cheddar cheese, in addition to spicy mayo, tomato, and lettuce. 

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