Tuesday, April 20, 2010
My daughter is in California this week. She called yesterday and told me she was enjoying a BLTA. Must be avocado, I responded. Seems like they put avocados in almost everything in California. I have another friend from California who recently commented on this blog that he likes his double cheeseburgers with "lots of bacon, swiss cheese, avocado and if possible, grilled onions." I guess California did invent the California Roll with avocados, and they grow their fair share – approximately 90% of the nation's avocados are grown in California.
We had an avocado tree in Florida which made me bias to preferring the Florida avocados which are larger (often growing twice the size of the west coast fruit) and juicier with a light green, smooth skin. It is less buttery than the California avocado and contains up to half the amount of fat – plus because it was grown in my back yard it was free.
Tonight we're enjoying a BLTA with avocado from... California!
4 slices crisp fried bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, bread mayo, Simple.
By the way the fat in avocados is the the "good" kind, so if you want to eliminate fat from this sandwich, eliminate the bacon!