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Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

I had seen this on a restaurant’s menu, and I put it in my “arsenal” for the right time. I was able to purchase 10 lbs green tomatoes this summer, so I knew fried green tomatoes were in our future! The roasted red pepper mayo makes it. I can still taste how good they turned out!
-I have a long growing season where I live here in CA and a good deal of my tomatoes never get a chance to turn red. Fried green tomatoes are just so darned good. On occasion we’ll have just fried green tomatoes or fried green tomatoes and fried okra for dinner, nothing else. I can eat a BLT anytime and even though green tomatoes taste so different from red tomatoes either one makes a delicious sandwich When I make this sandwich I always use 4 slices of thick sliced bacon per sandwich and quite often add half of a sliced Hass avocado. The tartness of the green tomato goes so well with the avocado. I always fry my tomatoes in bacon fat, healthy or not the comfort and taste factors override that one.
-Oh, I love, Love, LOVE fried green tomatoes! Until I saw the movie, I had never had any. They looked so good, my mouth started watering. I bought some at a local grocery that catered to their customers. They were such nice people. I’m not sure if they’re in business anymore. It would be interesting to find out. I bought the book, and several recipes were published that were shown in the movie. My mouth is watering right now!
-Fried green tomatoes are a favorite of mine too. However mine are fixed just a little differently. They are sliced and salted and set to drain like these but I fry the bacon and then flour the tomatoes and fry in the bacon drippings. I know that’s probably not healthy but the bacon drippings give them a great flavor. I may try the panko this summer tho. That sounds good.

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