WLTs (Wurst, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches)


Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple loves a BLT, but here he opts to mix it up, using juicy bratwurst in place of bacon. Slideshow: More Sandwich Recipes 

WLTs (Wurst, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches)
Photo: © Abby Hocking
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 pound bratwurst, cut into 4-inch lengths and thinly sliced lengthwise into slabs

  • Mayonnaise, for spreading

  • 8 slices of multigrain sandwich bread, lightly toasted

  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced

  • 2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced on the bias

  • Kosher salt

  • Pepper

  • Baby lettuce leaves, for serving


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the bratwurst and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until browned and sizzling, about 5 minutes.

  2. Spread mayonnaise on each slice of toast. Arrange the tomato and cucumber slices on 4 slices of the toast and season with salt and pepper. Top with the hot bratwurst and lettuce. Close the sandwiches and serve.

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