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Recipes, Sandwiches

Consume Yourself: Fried Green Tomato BLTs

Fried Green Tomato BLT

 

One day, a friend of mine told me that she had made Fried Green Tomato BLTs for her and her husband. Immediately, I wanted to go home and make one for myself. Sadly, this was not possible for two reasons; I was at work and I didn’t have any of the ingredients for it at home.

So when I went to the farmers’ market last week, (see post: Field Trippin’: The Farmers’ Market), I decided to pick up some green tomatoes and try making one myself. Of course, I had to make my BLT a tad bit healthier (although fried is never really healthy), so I opted to use turkey bacon, spinach and sprouted grain bread in my recipe.

Let me tell you, a BLT with fried green tomatoes in it is absolutely mouth-watering!

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

For the Sandwich:

– A package of Turkey Bacon (I used Applegate Naturals Uncured Turkey Bacon)

– Bread, whatever kind you prefer

– Fresh Spinach

– Naturally Fresh Jalapeno Ranch dressing, for drizzling on sandwich

 

For the Fried Green Tomatoes:

– 1/2 cup White Wheat Flour

– 1 cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs

– 1 tsp Italian Seasoning

– 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt

– 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper

– 1/2 cup of Milk

– 1 tbsp Hot Sauce

– 1 Egg

– Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for frying

– 1 large Green Tomato

 

**This recipe makes at least 3 sandwiches.

 

LET’S BEGIN:

Gather ingredients.

BLT Ingredients

 

Add bread crumbs, flour, garlic salt, black pepper and Italian seasoning together in a large mixing bowl.

Bread Crumb Mixture Ingredients

 

Stir ingredients together and set bowl aside.

Bread Crumb Mixture

 

In another large mixing bowl, add egg, milk and hot sauce.

Ingredients For Egg Mixture

 

Stir ingredients together and also set this bowl aside.

Egg Mixture

 

Cut tomato into slices and set aside.

Tomato Slices

 

In a large frying pan, pour enough olive oil to cover the bottom of pan.

Turn burner on medium heat.

Oil In Frying Pan

 

Once the oil gets hot, start breading tomatoes to fry.

To bread, dip the tomato slice in the egg mixture and coat well.

Dipping Tomato In Egg Mixture

 

Then place the coated tomato in the bread crumb mixture and also coat well.

Coating Tomato In Bread Crumbs

 

Place the breaded tomato in the frying pan.

Tomato In Frying Pan

 

Cook both sides of the tomato evenly, until golden brown.

Cook Until Golden Brown

 

Place cooked tomatoes on a plate covered with a paper towel. (This soaks up excess oil.)

Place Tomatoes On Plate

 

Discard extra bread crumbs and egg mixture.

Cook bacon according to the package’s directions and desired crispness.

Cook Bacon

 

Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees.

Place bread on baking tray.

Bread On Tray

 

Assemble sandwich, starting with the spinach on the bottom.

Spinach On Bread

 

Then add the fried green tomatoes.

Fried Green Tomatoes On Sandwich

 

Place the bacon on top of the fried green tomatoes.

Add Bacon To Sandwich

 

Drizzle the sandwich with the jalapeno ranch dressing.

Jalapeno Ranch Drizzled On Sandwich

 

Put other slice of bread on top of sandwich and cook in oven/toaster for about 10 minutes or until bread is toasted.

Cut in half, if desired, and enjoy!

Sandwich Cut In Half

 

Hope you enjoy this classic sandwich with a Southern twist – because I sure did! Thank you Teri, for the culinary inspiration.

What other kinds of sandwiches would you like to see us feature on the blog? We’d love to hear your feedback!

– Jessica

 

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “Consume Yourself: Fried Green Tomato BLTs

  1. Wow! Thanks Jess, I am definitely going to try this recipe.

    Posted by April Tremblay | December 2, 2011, 2:05 AM
  2. Wow Jessica, now that is my kind of sandwich. Green tomatoes and bacon – awesome. I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for the recipe. You make it so simple to follow with the step by step pictures and everything.

    Posted by Kenneth | December 7, 2011, 2:05 PM

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