Fried Green Tomato BLTs

Every time I travel to the south, I can’t get enough fried green tomatoes. They are just so delicious. I’ve been wanting to make them myself and after I saw some other bloggers posting yummy photos involving these seasonal treats, I decided the time was now! One of the best food decisions I’ve ever made. This was an easy sandwich to whip up and felt so indulgent since it is not something I usually make.
fgt blt 2 Honestly, I could just eat a whole plate of the fried green tomatoes with the aioli, but the sandwiches come with bacon, which is always a welcome addition. 🙂
fgt blt 1 for the tomatoes, you will need:
2 medium/large sized green tomatoes, cut into ¼-inch slices
salt & pepper
½ cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 eggs, beaten
¾ cup panko bread crumbs
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of paprika
canola oil

Season tomato slices on both sides with salt and pepper and set aside on a paper towel. Set up 3 shallow dishes for the breading. One for flour and garlic powder, another for the eggs and the third for the panko, parmesan, cayenne and paprika. Dredge tomatoes in the flour, then the eggs, then the bread crumbs.

In a large frying pan, add canola oil until it fills the pan up to a ¼ inch on the sides of the pan. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and set aside until ready to serve.

for the sandwiches, you will need:
6 slices cooked, crispy thick-cut bacon
4 slices hearty bread, toasted
6-8 pieces of lettuce
several heaping tablespoons of a spicy aioli (like this one)

Cook the bacon and clean and set aside the lettuce. Toast the bread, then slather both slices with the aioli or just plain mayo. Add tomatoes to two slices of bread, top with bacon and lettuce and top with the second slice of bread. Slice and serve! Crunch, yummy, awesomeness.

serves: 2
time: 30 minutes
recipe inspired by: How Sweet Eats

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