6 slices applewood-smoked bacon
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (Maytag or other mild variety)
4 1/2-inch-thick slices country-style white bread
4 leaves radicchio
6 oz. thinly sliced cooked turkey
4 tsp butter, room temperature, divided
Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels. Pour off fat from skillet; reserve skillet.
Mash mayonnaise and blue cheese in bowl to coarse puree; season with pepper. Place bread on work surface. Divide cheese mixture among bread slices, spreading evenly. Divide bacon, radicchio, and turkey between two bread slices. Top with remaining bread, cheese side down. Melt 2 tsp butter in reserved skillet over medium heat. Place sandwiches in skillet. Spread 2 tsp butter on top pieces of bread. Cover with lid that is slightly smaller than skillet. Cook sandwiches until lightly browned, about 4 minutes per side.
[ via Bon Appetit magazine, November 2006 ]