Fried Green Tomato BLT

Staff Writer
Fried Green Tomato BLT
Central Bistro

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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Ready in
20 m
1
Servings
1543
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
1 sandwich

Ingredients

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

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. 

Fried Green Tomato Shopping Tip

Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Fried Green Tomato Cooking Tip

Southern and comfort food is often rich and heavy, be sure to include lots of greens and vegetables with these dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
105g
100%
Sugar
16g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
72%
Cholesterol
197mg
66%
Protein
36g
73%
Carbs
113g
38%
Vitamin A
130µg
14%
Vitamin B12
1µg
17%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
22.8%
Vitamin C
31mg
52%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
12mg
59%
Vitamin K
77µg
96%
Calcium
322mg
32%
Fiber
9g
35%
Folate (food)
104µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
274µg
69%
Folic acid
100µg
N/A
Iron
9mg
51%
Magnesium
99mg
25%
Monounsaturated
52g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
14mg
69%
Phosphorus
512mg
73%
Polyunsaturated
36g
N/A
Potassium
794mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9mg
52.8%
Sodium
1865mg
78%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
98%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
25%

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