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Fried Green Tomato BLT

Posted by Peggy on August 25, 2009

Fried Green Tomato BLT
Recipe: Fried Green Tomato BLT

Ingredients

  • 6 slices uncooked bacon, cut in half
  • 4 green tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices (discard ends)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil (or bacon drippings), plus more if needed
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup corn meal
  • 1/3 cup white flour
  • 6-8 slices bread, your choice of bread (toasting optional)
  • 2-3 tablespoons homemade mayonnaise* (recipe follows)
  • 1-2 cups arugula

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, fry bacon leaving bacon drippings in the pan.
  2. Liberally season tomato slices with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. In a large cast iron or non-stick skillet, heat oil to medium-hot heat. Combine corn meal and flour. Dip the tomato slices in egg then dredge in the corn meal mixture.
  4. Fry the tomato slices in oil until golden brown, approximately 4-7 minutes on each side. Add more oil to pan if needed. If the oil becomes too hot, it will smoke and the tomatoes may burn.
  5. Drain the tomatoes on paper towels.
  6. Spread mayonnaise on one side of each bread slice.
  7. Divide and layer bacon halves, arugula and fried green tomato on half of bread slices. Top with remaining bread and serve.

*Hellman's mayonnaise is a good substitute for homemade.

Time: 45 minutes (most of it frying time)

Number of servings (yield): 3-4 sandwiches

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Recipe: Mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Place eggs in the bottom of the blender or food processor bowl. Pour 1/4 cup of oil over the eggs.
  2. Turn on blender or processor and pour oil into bowl in a slow steady stream until oil has emulsified. Turn off blender and add 2 tablespoons lemon juice; process to incorporate. Season to taste with additional lemon juice, kosher salt, freshly ground pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
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