Tuesday, July 12, 2011
What is a BLFGT?? Thought you'd never ask! ;) It's a Bacon, Lettuce, and FRIED GREEN TOMATO sandwich. A twist on the oldie but goodie BLT sandwich... My husband and I discovered these last summer and finally made them again today! YUMMM!! If you have never tried a Fried Green tomato you need to do yourself a favor and give her a try ;) you won't be disappointed !Take yourself down to your local produce farm and get a nice green tomato- ripen it for a day maybe 2 in a brown bag and viola it's ready to tickle your tastebuds! IF you're lucky they will have a tomato ready to go - it should be mostly green but starting to turn a little orange - if you find one like this scoop it up and get to cookin'!
Here's what you'll need to make these tasty sandwiches:
1 large tomato (see above for description)
1/2 cup corn meal ( we like the white corn meal - Indian head brand)
salt and pepper to taste
6 slices of cooked bacon
1 egg beaten
veg. oil for frying (just enough to coat the pan)
4 slices of toasted bread of your choice
Lettuce of your choice
Slice the tomato (should give you around 5 slices)
prep. one egg for dipping the tomato
prep. the corn meal in a small plastic bag for easy clean up
salt and pepper your tomato and dip in the egg then toss into the cornmeal bag. Shake it around and then gently place each tomato in the hot oil. Fry them for around 5 minutes over med. heat or until golden brown. Remove and sit on a paper towel lined plate to drain grease. Toast the bread and build your sandwich! Spread bread with mayo and layer the lettuce , tomato and bacon and DIG IN and enjoy!