Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

Easy to make with green tomatoes and a different twist on the usual BLT.
Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich
by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
6.23.14

One of everyone’s favorite sandwiches has got to be the BLT, stacked with crispy bacon, soft, tender baby lettuces and rich ripe summer tomatoes dripping with goodness on pieces of crisp toast.

But here is a Southern twist for you and one I am sure you will like.

A BLT on ciabatta bread with crispy fried green tomatoes. It is a real treat! Most people are familiar with fried green tomatoes, if only from the movie starring Jessica Tandy, Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary Louise Parker, based on the book by Fannie Flagg. But it only gets better from there, trust me!

The tomatoes are crisp themselves, so the bread doesn’t really need to be toasted, and the flavor is slightly zippy, as green tomatoes are. But if you have already eaten them, you already know that.

In my recipe I use masa harina as part of the coating, and I must insist on it if you want it to be good. It has a very fine texture, one that fits perfectly with the seaoned flour, so there isn’t any grit. And the coating sticks too. No worries there.

I hope you enjoy this one- doesn’t everybody love a good bacon sandwich? It can be one of our sinful pleasures.

~Sue

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

  • Servings: 2 sandwiches
  • Time: 25mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Fried Green Tomato Sandwich
Sandwich Ingredients:

  • 2 ciabatta rolls
  • 6-8 slices bacon, cooked crisp
  • lettuce
  • mayonnaise
  • 1 recipe

Method:

  1. Prepare fried green tomatoes according to recipe n below: then build sandwiches by slicing ciabatta rolls, spreading mayo on the bread and adding fried green tomatoes, lettuce leaves, and crisp sliced bacon.

Fried Green Tomato Ingredients:

  • 1 unripe green tomato, cored and very thinly sliced (1/8 inch)
  • 1-2 large eggs, lightly beaten, whisked with 1-2 tbsp. water
  • 1 cup seasoned flour
  • 1 cup finely ground corn meal or masa harina
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • Hot sauce
  • Cooking oil

Fried Green Tomato Method:

  1. Place each of buttermilk, seasoned flour, beaten egg and masa/fine corn meal into four bowls.
  2. Heat 1-2 inchs of oil in a large  skillet to shallow fry the tomatoes.
  3. Coat tomatoes by first dipping in milk, then into seasoned flour, then into beatne egg, then finally into the corn meal.
  4. Fry coated tomato slices for 1-2 minutes per side, or until golden, and drain on paper toweling.


Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

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