The Fried Green Tomato BLT

How will you make this week more interesting, and more exciting? We were thinking a good solution might be to make something you may not normally make, that’s in season for just a few more weeks. Enter the fried green tomato BLT. This is a sandwich sure to make your weeknight better – or instigate serious lunch FOMO with your colleagues. Get the recipe below, and don’t forget to let us know how it goes!

Ingredients:

2 medium-size Green Tomatoes, cut into 1/3-inch slices

1 large Egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup All-purpose flour

1/2 cup Whole Wheat Breadcrumbs

Vegetable oil, for frying

1/2 pound thick cut Bacon

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Lettuce leaves, Radicchio, or your favorite

1/2 Avocado

1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/4 cup Greek Yogurt

4 slices of your favorite Bread, toasted

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line a baking sheet with foil and arrange bacon slices on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

While bacon is cooking, mash together the avocado, teaspoon Kosher Salt, lemon juice and greek yogurt. Stir to combine and set aside until ready to use.

To set up your dredging station for the tomatoes, line up 3 shallow dishes. The first should contain the flour, salt, and pepper (mixed). The second should contain the beaten egg. The third shallow dish should contain the breadcrumbs. Dust each tomato slice in the flour, shaking off excess. Then dunk into the egg. Finally, dredging in the bread crumbs.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy skillet. When the oil is hot, fry the tomatoes on each side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Place on a rack until ready to use.

To assemble the sandwich, place a few pieces of lettuce on top of the toasted bread, followed by 1-2 fried tomatoes. Top with 2 bacon slices. Spread the avocado mixture on the top piece of bread and place on top to finish the sandwich.

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Photographed by Alli Shepherd.