Heirloom and Fried Tomato "Sandwich" Recipe

Heirloom and Fried Tomato "Sandwich" Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

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:

621 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:



  • Fat 26g 41%
  • Carbs 79g 26%
  • Saturated 3g 13%
  • Fiber 5g 20%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Monounsaturated 12g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 18g 36%
  • Cholesterol 189mg 63%
  • Sodium 177mg 7%
  • Calcium 123mg 12%
  • Magnesium 41mg 10%
  • Potassium 552mg 16%
  • Iron 3mg 16%
  • Zinc 1mg 9%
  • Phosphorus 218mg 31%
  • Vitamin A 146µg 16%
  • Vitamin C 37mg 62%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 13%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 19%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 13%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 60µg 15%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 7%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin K 20µg 25%
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