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...
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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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (360g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6|
|Calories from Fat: 326 (45%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 36.3g||48 %|
|Saturated Fat 8.9g||45 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 13.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 10.4g|
|Cholesterol 38.9mg||12 %|
|Sodium 1159.2mg||40 %|
|Potassium 579.2mg||15 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 71.7g||21 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.4g||17 %|
|Sugars, other 67.4g|
|Protein 29.3g||42 %|
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Calories per serving: 728
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