Fried Green Tomato BLT

Central Bistro

Ingredients

  • green tomato, cut into thick slices
  • egg, beaten
  • 1 Cup  breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons  garlic aioli
  • slices toasted bread
  • slices cooked bacon
  • leaves lettuce
  •   Oil, as needed

Today, it is easy to find bacon as the star of many dishes, including cupcakes and flavored beer. But this breakfast treat’s humble beginnings as a lunchtime staple was birthed through the BLT. Typically, this sandwich is constructed of bacon, lettuce, and tomato piled between two slices of bread and slathered in mayo. Sandwich connoisseurs took this small finger sandwich from delicate to decadent with additions like cheese and avocado. With decadence in mind, we liked this recipe from chef Gerard Strong of Denver’s Central Bistro, featuring a fried green tomato, avocado, and a garlic aioli. 

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Directions

Dredge the tomato slices in the beaten egg and then the breadcrumbs. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil in a small skillet to medium-high. Fry the tomato slices until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Lay out the 2 slices of toasted bread on a work surface. Spread the aioli evenly over both slices of bread. Top 1 slice with 2 slices of fried tomato, the bacon, and lettuce. Top with the other piece of bread and cut the sandwich in half on a diagonal. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1,910 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

95%

Servings:

1
  • Fat 144g 222%
  • Carbs 115g 38%
  • Saturated 20g 102%
  • Fiber 9g 37%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 17g
  • Monounsaturated 66g
  • Polyunsaturated 31g
  • Protein 40g 80%
  • Cholesterol 255mg 85%
  • Sodium 1,920mg 80%
  • Calcium 336mg 34%
  • Magnesium 107mg 27%
  • Potassium 905mg 26%
  • Iron 9mg 53%
  • Zinc 4mg 27%
  • Phosphorus 535mg 76%
  • Vitamin A 303µg 34%
  • Vitamin C 30mg 51%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 110%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 56%
  • Niacin (B3) 15mg 74%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 32%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 254µg 63%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 21%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 15mg 73%
  • Vitamin K 117µg 146%
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