Best. Sandwich. Ever.
No really, it is, I promise. Don’t turn away all pshaw and poo poo. Leave your snook uncocked, and just try it once, for me. If you’re not impressed, feel free to comment and tell me what your idea of a better sandwich is. If you are impressed, you can thank me later. Yes, it’s the famous
Bacon & Banana Butty
To make it properly, you really should use a nommy granary or wholemeal bread, but I suppose any old cheap white stuff would do at a pinch. Cut yourself a couple of sturdy slices. Remember, they’ll need to support two fillings when you pick it up.
Find yourself a banana. The market is a good place to start – they have good ones at Iddons in Bury Market. Spread your nana over one piece of bread, using whatever method takes your fancy. In my long experience of observing the banana habits of humans, short attractive women will slice the banana neatly, in pleasant rows reminiscent of carefully-planted flowers, while stalwart handsome beardy blokes will squish it on. I squish it on.
Fry your preferably streaky bacon (non-stick pan, no fat remember, this is a healthy sandwich*) to a pleasing crispness. Floppy bacon tends not to work so well. I have no idea why. Lay the rashers over the nana and top with your second slice of bread. As an option, you may enjoy lightly frying your bread in the greasy stuff that came off the bacon. Or possibly not. Divide and enjoy with one of those cups of tea that’s at exactly the right temperature. You’re welcome.
* not a healthy sandwich at all really.
(This is an updated post from 2011 that people are STILL asking me about).