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Fried Green Tomato BLT with Remoulade

Fried Green Tomato BLT with Remoulade

Over the last few weeks I have been enjoying a lot of BLTs and when I made the fried green tomatoes the other day it reminided me of how much I enjoy fried green tomato BLTs. A fried green tomato BLT is just like it sounds, a BLT sandwich where the ripe red tomatoes slices are replaced with gried green tomato slices. These sandwiches take a bit more work to make than your regular BLT but it is well worth the effort! The crispy coated tart and tangy fried green tomatoes go really well together with the salty bacon and the fresh lettuce. Although a smear of mayonnaise is grat on these gried green tomato BLTs, I often loke to go with a tasty remoulade sauce instead.

Fried Green Tomato BLT with Remoulade

Fried Green Tomato BLT with Remoulade

Fried Green Tomato BLT with Remoulade

A twist on the classic BLT swapping out the ripe red tomatoes for crispy cornmeal coated fried green tomatoes and adding a tasty remoulade sauce.


Servings: makes 1 sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sized green tomato, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 strips bacon
  • 1/4 cup masa harina (corn flour) or flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • salt and pepper or creole seasoning to taste
  • oil or bacon grease for frying
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 leaves lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon remoulade sauce (optional)
Directions
  1. Soak the green tomato slices in the buttermilk for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Fry the bacon and set it aside retaining the grease in the pan.
  3. Mix the masa harina, cornmeal and creole seasoning and place it in a wide and shallow dish.
  4. Pull the tomato slices out of the buttermilk and dredge them in the cornmeal mixture.
  5. Fry the tomato slices in oil over medium heat until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minute per side and set aside to drain on paper towels.
  6. Assemble sandwich and enjoy.

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59 comments:

Divina Pe said...

Am i the first one to make a comment on your blog post? :) This sandwich looks awesome. I can't believe you used to eat boring food but look what you're making now. BLT with green tomatoes instead of the red one is a great idea. Such a lovely sandwich with lots of flavor.

Natalie said...

mmmm looks so good. I love that I can see the texture from each component in the picture, makes for a very appetizing photo!

maybelle's mom said...

looks delicious. I often dredge chicken or tofu in a similar fashion as the green tomatoes.

Chris said...

Exceptional BLT once again. You have been the BLT zen master lately!

Lisa said...

Oh, that's heavenly! I love Blt's.

Amy said...

That has my name written all over it. Yum, Kevin. Yum.

Laura said...

I love making Friend Green Tomato BLT's when I have people over for Brunch, and I usually spread some Boursin Cheese for extra goodness!

Christina said...

I think for the first time ever I wish that I liked tomatoes! Beautiful pic and fantastically creative idea!

Jenn said...

I love BLTs!!!! Nice touch with the fried green tomato. They do look perfectly fried, too. I'm going to try this next time I make a BLT.

Helene said...

Another one here that loves BLTs. This one have looks awesome. I'll have to give it a try.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That sandwich is to die for!

Cheers,

Rosa

kamailesfood said...

Mmm...this almost sounds better than the BLAST.

Lady P said...

oh you are such a cook after me own heart! combining this together is magic! and magic i can make in my little kitchen right now

Erin said...

Oh Lord! I need to make sure my bf doesn't see this post. He'd ask me to make it every day for every meal! It looks delish!

Noelle said...

Wowzers! This is a great picture. You have taken Fried Green tomatoes took another level! Lookin forward making this!

Miguel Sanchez said...

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♥peachkins♥ said...

Those fried green tomatoes makes it more special..

Joanne said...

Should I ever come across green tomatoes, this is definitely the sandwich I will make. Lovely!

James said...

Still haven't tried making green tomatoes like this. Really must.

What about a BNT: http://www.thecotswoldfoodyear.com/2009/09/ruhlmans-blt-challenge-becomes-bnt.html

Jennifer said...

Oh my!!! This is like southern meets sandwich!!!! This looks SO good!!!

Morta Di Fame said...

Simply genius!

CinnamonQuill said...

How have I never eaten a fried green tomato sandwich? You give me the grandest ideas...

danamccauley said...

Dude - this may just be the best late summer sandwich idea ever!

Lis said...

This. Looks. AMAZING.

Sam@BingeNYC said...

Wow. I am such a huge BLT fan (+Egg, +Avocado, whatever!) But I've never never thought of fried green tomatoes! Yummmm. I'll be making this immediately.

Kristin said...

What a great take on the classic BLT! Sandwich looks delicious!!!

Wendy P said...

Looks so good!

If you haven't tried a BLT with blue cheese crumbles, you must! It is incredible!

Shelby said...

this sandwich makes me miss Asheville, NC! A place called Sunny Point has this very sammie, and it is soooooooo delish! thanks for making my day, I need something pretty to look at.

Deseree said...

Be still my heart. I love this sandwich! I have had it a couple of times out a restaurant during tomato season and have loved it each and every time. Beautiful photo!

Anncoo said...

I think I can have two of this:)

Lo said...

Oh, yeah! I love a good fried green tomato. Loving all the great BLT's over here, Kevin. Just proves you can't get sick of a good thing!

Paula said...

Oh my gosh, as soon as I saw this I thought, "why have I never thought of this!" It looks terrific! I love your use of acronyms ... your BLAST sammie sounds great, too!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE come to seattle and make my lunch. I am starving and that looks divine!!! : )

Lisa

Cookin' Canuck said...

Wow, what a fantastic variation on the standard BLT! I like the idea of a warm tomato in the sandwich.

Mags said...

Fried green tomatoes on a BLT? That's all kinds of crazy! Crazy good, that is. YUM!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Um, yes please!!!

Pam said...

Best sandwich photo ever!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I haven't eaten bacon in at least 10 years, but this sandwich might be the thing to get me to eat it again. Love the combination with fried green tomatoes -- so Southern!

{lovely little things} said...

Cool idea, way to mix up the traditional BLT

Freckle and Hyde said...

This looked so good thatI had to make one! I made a few changes, though. I used maple bacon, didn't fry the tomato's, added Monterey Jack and grilled. Very tasty!!! :)

angela@spinachtiger said...

I'm now on way to buy bacon. That did it.

Gina said...

This looks great! Never had a fried green tomato!

George Gaston said...

Fried Green Tomatoes bring back so many great memories of a dear great-aunt, who was much like Jessica Tandy. Your use of them in a BLT is brilliant!

So, glad I stumbled upon your terrific blog.

Culinary Cory said...

I LOVE this idea. Your sandwich looks amazing!

Aggie said...

Oh wow, I would LOVE that sandwich! I love fried green tomatoes!

Kelly said...

I really want this sandwich! What a great idea.

mekatsu said...

omg. i just happened to pop onto your blog thru a link and this is what i see first??
amazing.
annnddd i'm hooked.

this seriously looks amazing. i cannot wait to try it!

LunaCafe said...

Wow, what a great idea. Can't wait to try it. ...Susan

Wills Kitchen said...

We also use left over fried eggplant with the remoulade sauce to make a sandwich the next day.
Will add bacon next time.

bellini said...

I have a few more fried green tomatoes so I see this version in my future Kevin.

homegrown countrygirl said...

You come up with some of the greatest ideas! I love, love, love fried green tomatoes. (I make mine a bit differently but I totally agree with you about the bacon grease.) I never ever thought to put them on a sandwich. (Usually I just stuff them into my mouth as fast as I can make them.) Thank you for sharing this sandwhich idea!

DegeSMS said...

it look very delicious.

martysza said...

since today i'm totally obsessed of sandwiches, i never tried BLT! especially with fried green tomato, i must change this and try to do my own BLT :D

(sorry for my english, i hope you understand what i mean ;p)

Gloria said...

Look so good Kevin! xgloria

Jamie said...

Kevin, everything about this sandwich is fabulous! I fell in love with fried green tomatoes and who doesn't love a BLT? Now I want to try my hand at remoulade sauce. Perfect!

Dmarie said...

oh, yeah, my kinda eatin'!!

Pam said...

OK, this looks absolutely unbelievably delicious!!! I love any BLT of any type, but this one looks particularly yummy.

Chef Tracey said...

Looks amazing! I want to make this but where does one find green tomatoes? I've noticed that not one person has mentioned difficulty finding them. I shop at Safeway, Walmart and our local fresh market and not once have I seen them.

Kevin said...

Chef Tracey: I actually have a hard time finding green tomatoes as well. In fact they are usually only available to me for a few short weeks in the fall around now at the farmers market. I am not sure why they are s difficult to get, I mean I am sure that the farmers have green tomatoes all summer but they only bring them in in the fall. I guess there is not as much demand for them up here. Good luck finding some! They are definitely worth trying!

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