When it comes to making a BLT sandwich, some people may spend hours debating which order to layer the ingredients on the bread.
But one top chef has claimed there’s a more important issue we should be focusing on – and it’s all to do with one specific component of the sandwich.
David Chang, the founder of Momofuku noodle bar in New York, has claimed that there’s a certain type of tomato that should be used in a BLT – and it’s probably not the one you typically go for.
In a post on Instagram Chang shared a “heretical statement” revealing that he belives BLTs should be made with “s***ty hothouse tomatoes” instead of “perfectly ripe summer ones”.
According to the chef, tomatoes which were grown using artificial heat sources, taste better paired with the lettuce and bacon.
He explained: “I adore summer tomato season but think BLTs taste better with s***ty hothouse tomatoes than perfectly ripe summer ones.
“Less juicy, right acidity and texturally better in relation to iceberg lettuce and crisp bacon.”
If that weren’t enough, Chang also shared the one ingredient he thinks people should never add to a BLT – avocado.
He added at the end of his statement: “Keep that avocado out of there.”
His post proved controversial, with many people disagreeing with his comments on tomatoes.
One person replied: “For a generic mass produced diner BLT sure, but it’s possible to make a gourmet BLT with good tomatoes.”
Another wrote: “One of the few things I have to disagree with you on.”
A third added: “In season garden beefsteak tomato is the best for a BLT.”
Someone else branded his statement “blasphemy”.