Here’s a great little recipe I came up with last weekend after the basil aroma wafted up from my garden to startle me while I was lounging on the porch. Inspiration hit.
Pluck some basil:
Scrounge around for some bread and cheese:
Fry up some bacon. Either use a saute pan or do like I do: spread the slices over a rack on a sheet pan and bake at 400 for 25 minutes or until how crispy you like:
Open Faced Bacon and Goat Cheese Sandwich
2 tablespoons goat cheese, softened
4 slices bacon
2 slices crusty bread
2 to 4 slices tomato
Salt and pepper
2 to 4 large leaves basil
Take the goat cheese out to soften. Meanwhile, either fry the bacon in a saute pan or bake in a 400 degree oven in a sheet pan fitted with a draining rack for 25 minutes.
When the bacon is done, toast the bread. While the bread is toasting, slice the tomato. Salt and pepper the tomato slices.
Stack the standwich: spread the goat cheese on the toast, then place a basil leaf on top. Place a tomato slice on top of that and top with a bacon slice.