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Fried Green Tomato BLT


Rhoda Boone

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  • For the fried green tomatoes:
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 dashes hot sauce
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 to 2 large green tomatoes, ends removed, cut into 4 slices, each 1/2 inch thick
  • for the sandwich:
  • 2 pieces green leaf lettuce
  • 2 slices red tomato
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked until crisp
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise


Servings 2
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Step 1

Fry the green tomatoes:

Whisk the cornmeal, flour, garlic and onion powders, cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, stir in the buttermilk, hot sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Fill a large Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet with oil to a depth of 1 inch and heat carefully to 350°F. Dip the tomato slices in the buttermilk, then dredge in the cornmeal mixture. Fry until crispy and golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and drain on a wire rack placed over a sheet tray.

Assemble the sandwich:

Place 1 fried green tomato on a plate and layer with 1 piece lettuce, 1 slice red tomato, half the avocado slices, 2 slices bacon, and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise. Top with another fried green tomato to form a sandwich. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make a second sandwich.

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