Bacon Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

Bacon Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

9 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A delicious Southern twist on the classic BLT sandwich...using fried green tomatoes instead of ripe red ones. The tartness of the green tomatoes and their crisp crunch works well with the bacon. For even more taste, I sometimes use pepper bacon and/or use arugula, who's peppery flavor mates extremely well with the saltiness and crunch of the bacon and the spicy coating of the tomatoes. Double-breading the tomato slices gives them a crunchy coating. Soaking the tomatoes in hot water draws out their moisture, which helps keep them crisp when cooked. On their own, the fried green tomatoes in this recipe are a classic Southern side dish...


2 medium green tomatoes; cut into twelve 1/4-inch thick slices
2 tablespoons milk
4 egg whites; lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Yellow cornmeal
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper; freshly ground
2 tablespoons olive oil; divided
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice; fresh squeezed
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce; or to taste (I like Crystal)
12 slices whole wheat bread; toasted
Bibb or Iceberg lettuce leaves; (Arugula also works well)
9 slices thick-cut bacon; (up to 18 slices) fried and cut in half

Original recipe makes 6



Place tomato slices in a large bowl; cover with hot water. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Combine milk and egg whites, stirring with a whisk. Combine cornmeal, salt and pepper in a shallow dish, stirring with a whisk. Dip each tomato slice in milk mixture; dredge in cornmeal mixture. Return tomato slices, one at a time, to milk mixture; dredge in cornmeal mixture.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of tomato slices; cook 4 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and tomato slices.

Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice and hot sauce, stirring with a whisk.

Build the sandwichs: Spread one side of each slice of toast with about 2 teaspoons of the mayonnaise mixture. For each sandwich, place a slice of toast on a serving plate, add lettuce to taste. Place 2 fried tomato slices over lettuce. Lay 3 to 6 bacon pieces over tomato slices, and top evenly with more lettuce, to taste. Cover with the remaining slice of toast, mayonnaise side down. Cut in half and serve immediately. Enjoy!


Instead of toast, a good, crusty bread such as a ciabatta or a sourdough work well.

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It's as good as it sounds
Malibumal2 2y ago

best sandwich i've ever made! red tomatoes work great too.
alnelson 2y ago

Oh, hell yeah... I can NOT believe I've never thought of this! This is seriously a taste of my Southern roots all in one fantastic sandwich!! Next time I plan to add some of my pimento cheese for a Virginian variation.
tinytimboone 2y ago

LOVE! LOVE! It tasted of sandwhichy perfection all the way down. Need to make again but soon, I already crave the delicious combo of meet and vegetables!
Babbitto 3y ago

Great use of all of my green tomatoes!
Kmomcooks 3y ago

I only made the fried green tomatoes in this recipe. I got them out my garden. I ONLY have 63 tomato plants with tomatoes all over them.out there.They were so good, I didnt go any further, Maybe next time Ill make the whole recipe. Thank you for posting.
aphilbeck8 3y ago

cant wait to try this. I already started my tomato plants. They are about 5 inches tall and filling up with leaves. They will be ready to plant after frost, but I have a greehouse I can put them in in a couple of weeks.
aphilbeck8 4y ago

In the sandwich this tasted great. By themselves the tomatoes were not as good as some other recipes I have but I'll be making this sandwich again, but maybe next year I am all out of green tomatoes.
RKG1 8y ago

Instead of toast, a good, crusty bread such as a ciabatta or a sourdough work well. [I posted this recipe.]
sgrishka 8y ago

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