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Fried Green Tomato BLT with Pimento Cheese

Fried Green Tomato BLT with Pimento Cheese

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You can still get green tomatoes at the grocery store and I have been taking full advantage of that by enjoying plenty of fried green tomatoes including more than a few fried green tomato BLTs! Once the field ripened tomatoes disappear in the late fall the green tomatoes show up and once fried until tender, these tart and tangy green tomatoes make an excellent substitute for red in BLTs! Of course, I like to play around with my fried green tomato BLTs just like I do with regular BLTs and this time I was thinking about a new version with pimento cheese. Normally adding cheese to a BLT might not be the first thing that would come to mind but the addictively good, sweet, spicy and creamy pimento cheese finds a perfect home in one!

Fried Green Tomato BLT with Pimento Cheese

Fried Green Tomato BLT with Pimento Cheese

A Southern twist on a BLT swapping out the ripe red tomatoes for crispy fried green tomatoes and adding some tasty pimento cheese.


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
  • 2-4 strips bacon
  • 1/4 cup masa harina (corn flour) or flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • creole seasoning or salt and pepper
  • oil or bacon grease for frying
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 leaves lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons pimento cheese
Directions
  1. Soak the green tomato slices in the buttermilk for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Cook the bacon and set it aside on paper towels to drain.
  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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10 comments:

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

What a fabulous sandwich! Yum!

Emily Rehse said...

Sweet Mother of all that is holy. This looks phenomenal!!!! I'm a Savannah Georgian and I always look out for fried green tomatoes, since I have yet to conquer them in the kitchen myself. I make pimento cheese once a week in our home, I definitely know I'm going to try my hand at making this!

Baltic Maid said...

I love fried green tomatoes and I love BLTs. It never occured to me though to combine the two. I need to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Fashionablefoods said...

This is simple and interesting. Recommended to all my fans too..:)

Mr Hollywood said...

Looks delicious! But...also seems like exactyl the same thing as the "Bacon and Fried Green Tomato Pimento Grilled Cheese" but with 2 leaves of lettuce added in, no?

Joanne said...

I love the idea of the fried green tomato crunch in this sandwich! Mmm.

Joan said...

You have a different kind of market than we do locally. If I want green tomatoes, I have to grow them. The sandwich sounds good. I like all your variations on a theme.

Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} said...

Totally creative and yummy looking sandwich!

Sylvie Boulanger said...

Hi, my name is Sylvie and I think the same thing of you, that my meal were boring. I have a blog too, and I try new vegetarian receipe and I give a feed back to my readers. Next week, I will try your Beer Mac Chees Soup. I will give you my feedback. If you want to read my blog, you can translate in english because it is in french. Thank you .
http://anecdotesderosalice.blogspot.ca/

Christin@FortMillSCLiving said...

I am a southerner so fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese are right up my alley! Looks delicious, but of course your recipes ALWAYS do!

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