Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

Fried Green Tomato BLT is a different twist on the traditional sandwich with a crispy Southern fried  tomato on  fresh  ciabatta bread.
Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Fried green tomato blt sandwiches is my recipe  of the day  as my blogging friends and I share recipes for various kinds of creative BLTs.

Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

Perennial Favorite

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.

Fried Green & Famous

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.

Corn Coating for Crispness

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 seasoned 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.

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Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwiches

Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

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Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwiches

Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwiches

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Main Dish, Sandwiches
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

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

Sandwich Ingredients:

  • 2 ciabatta rolls
  • 6-8 slices bacon cooked crisp
  • lettuce as needed
  • mayonnaise as needed

Instructions
 

Fried Green Tomatoes:

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

Sandwiches:

  • Assemble sandwiches by slicing ciabatta rolls, spreading mayo on the bread and adding fried green tomatoes, lettuce leaves, and crisp sliced bacon.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword BLT, Fried Green Tomato

Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

This post has been updated from  06.23.14

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