Heirloom and Fried Tomato "Sandwich" Recipe

Heirloom Tomatoes


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 firm green tomatoes, sliced into ¼-inch rounds
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 heirloom tomato, sliced into ¼-inch rounds
  • 3-4 leaves of basil, chiffonade
  • 1 tablespoon aioli

One of my favorite things about summer is the bounty of tomatoes that fills our farmers’ markets and grocery stores. My only dilemma is that there are too many kinds of tomatoes to choose from. I solved this problem by creating this tomato “sandwich” that uses fresh and sweet heirloom tomatoes with tart fried green tomatoes. With this treat I get the best of both tomatoes.

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Start by placing the eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs in separate shallow bowls. Beat the eggs gently with a fork until well mixed. Bread the green tomatoes by dipping them, 2-3 at a time, in the flour, then the eggs, and then the breadcrumbs, coating them completely in the breading.

Coat the bottom of a small sauté pan with the vegetable oil and place it over medium-high heat. In batches of 2-3 tomatoes, gently place the breaded tomatoes in the oil and cook until both sides are golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the tomatoes to a paper towel-lined plate and season lightly with salt and pepper.

While the fried tomatoes are still warm, place 1 on a plate and put 1 slice of the heirloom tomato on top. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with basil and drizzle with aioli. Place another fried tomato on top and serve.


Calories per serving:

631 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 53g 82%
  • Carbs 160g 53%
  • Saturated 5g 27%
  • Fiber 12g 46%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 16g
  • Monounsaturated 24g
  • Polyunsaturated 8g
  • Protein 38g 76%
  • Cholesterol 378mg 126%
  • Sodium 357mg 15%
  • Calcium 396mg 40%
  • Magnesium 137mg 34%
  • Potassium 1,353mg 39%
  • Iron 8mg 47%
  • Zinc 3mg 22%
  • Phosphorus 483mg 69%
  • Vitamin A 513µg 57%
  • Vitamin C 90mg 149%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 28%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 41%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 33%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 178µg 44%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 15%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 10mg 48%
  • Vitamin K 389µg 486%
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