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                               B-L-T Tidbits
 Recipe By     : The Big Beautiful Book of Hors d'Oeuvres by Julia Weinberg
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Hors d'Oeuvres
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           mayonnaise
      1/4  cup           sweet pickle relish -- well drained
    8      slices        white bread
   16      strips        bacon
    4                    lettuce leaves
    4      slices        cheese (Monterey jack, cheddar or Swiss)
   12      thin slices   tomato
   30                    cocktail onions
                         cellophane-tipped toothpicks
 Combine the mayonnaise and relish.
 Toast the white bread and spread slices generously with the
 mayonnaise-relish mixture.
 Fry the bacon until crisp.  Drain well on paper towels.  Place the bacon
 slices side by side on 4 pieces of toasted bread, covering the entire
 surface.  Top the layer of bacon with a lettuce leaf and slice of cheese.
 (Don't worry about the overlap, as it will be trimmed off.)  Top with
 another toast slice.
 Trim the crusts off the sandwich and mentally divide it into 9 1-inch
 squares.  Skewer a cocktail onion on a cellophane-tipped toothpick and
 insert in the center of each imaginary square.
 Make 3 equidistant vertical slices, keeping the sandwich together.  Make 3
 equidistant horizontal slices to produce 9 cubes, and serve.
 Special Hints:  To prevent the tidbits from becoming soggy, purchase firm
 tomatoes and drain the pickle relish well.
 Do-Ahead Note:  Prepare the sandwich several hours ahead of time but do not
 garnish or cut.  Just before serving, heat the foil-wrapped sandwiches until
 warm, then garnish and cut into cubes.
 From The Big Beautiful Book of Hors d'Oeuvres by Julia Weinberg.  (New
 Century Publishers, Inc. 1980.  ISBN 0-8329-0196-2)
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