Start with good bread. Lightly toasting the bread gives it a little extra texture to hold together. It even adds to the taste.
Spread a layer of mayonnaise on at least one side. ( I like both sides.)
Next add a layer of lettuce.
Thick sliced bacon.
Tomatoes picked fresh from the garden.
* Quintessential word play. The Greeks thought the world was composed of four elements - earth, wind, fire, and water. The fifth essence (quint essence) was a pure example.
Also there are five ingredients, bacon, lettuce, tomato, bread, and mayonnaise.