photograph by Rex Yau

1 ripe tomato, sliced
iceberg lettuce
6 pieces of bacon
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon North Carolina hot sauce (or more, to taste)
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 slices country bread
salt and pepper, to taste

Combine mayonnaise, hot sauce, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside.

Cook bacon in frying pan until crispy. Pat bacon dry and drain the pan’s excess grease appropriately. Toast two slices of thick country bread in the same frying pan, flipping once halfway through toasting.

Spread a thick layer of the hot sauce-mayonnaise on both pieces of toasted bread. Add the tomato slices and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange bacon and lettuce on top. Cut the sandwich in half and serve.

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