Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fried Green Tomato BLTs

Yeah yeah yeah. I used soy bacon. Mostly I was just excited to have the fried green tomatoes. I had these perfect green heirloom tomatoes and they were wonderful. Mixing cheese into the coating is a great idea and made them super crispy and tasty. With the "bacon" and mayonnaise, yum yum. It was really good.

Awesome. I would consider making this again.


Fried Green Tomato Blts
Cooking Light, July 2007

8 slices 40%-less-fat bacon
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
12 (1/4-inch-thick) slices green tomato -- (about 2 tomatoes)
2 teaspoons olive oil -- divided
Cooking spray
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
8 ounces country white bread -- toasted
8 red leaf lettuce leaves

1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings. Set bacon and drippings aside.

2. Combine cornmeal, cheese, and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge tomato slices in cornmeal mixture. Heat 1 teaspoon reserved drippings and 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Cook 6 tomato slices 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 teaspoon bacon drippings, remaining 1 teaspoon oil, and 6 tomato slices.

3. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise over each of 4 bread slices. Top each slice with 2 lettuce leaves, 3 tomato slices, and 2 bacon slices. Top with remaining 4 bread slices. Serve immediately.

Servings: 4

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