Fried Green Tomato BLT
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Recipe Type: Sandwich
Serves: 1 person
  • 2 slices bread, toasted
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 green tomato, sliced 1/4” thick
  • ¼ red pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup spring mix
  • 2 Tbl. mayo
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup corn meal
  • 1 egg
  • salt & pepper
  1. Place ¼ cup of flour and egg into two shallow dishes. Toss together the remaining flour and corn meal into a third shallow dish. Fry the bacon over medium high heat until crispy. Set aside and drain on paper towels. Keep the grease in the pan.
  2. Season the tomato slices with salt and pepper. First, dip a slice of tomato in the flour and coat both sides. Next, dip the floured slice in the egg and then dip in the corn meal mixture. Fry in the bacon grease over medium heat. Flip after one minute and fry for an additional minute. Drain on paper towels, and repeat process with the other slices.
  3. Assemble the sandwich by spreading the mayo on both slices of bread. Then layer with the remaining ingredients. Serves one, but can be easily multiplied.
Author's Note
I’m sure many think I’m committing a sin by frying the tomatoes in the bacon grease. But why waste all that flavor? Not to worry. You can easily fry the tomatoes in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Adapted from Closet Cooking.
Recipe by Culinary Cory at