Allisha Bordelon Recipe

Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

By Allisha Bordelon shayandallisha

Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Pan Fry

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Fried green tomatoes are one of my all-time favorite summertime indulgences! This sandwich really shows off the tomatoes' flavor by using light panko breadcrumbs as coating. The roasted red pepper mayo is the perfect finishing touch.


small green tomatoes
1 c
1/2 c
panko bread crumbs
1/2 c
self rising flour
vegetable oil for frying
salt, red pepper
4 slice
bacon (turkey bacon can be used)
1 c
lettuce leaves (iceberg or green leaf)
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
roasted red pepper vinaigrette
4 slice
bread (any type)

Directions Step-By-Step

Slice green tomatoes. Put in a colander and set in the sink. Sprinkle salt over them and let the excess liquid be drawn out. This should take about 30 minutes. Pour the buttermilk in one bowl. In another bowl, mix together the panko bread crumbs, flour, salt to taste, and red pepper. Heat approximately 1/2 cup vegetable oil in a skillet. Place the tomatoes in the buttermilk, then dredge through the panko mixture. Pan-fry until crispy. Drain on a cooling rack (so they won't get soggy).
Meanwhile, mix together roasted red pepper vinaigrette and mayo. Toast bread slices. Assemble sandwich with red pepper mayo, lettuce, bacon (2 slices per sandwich) and tomatoes.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #sandwich

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Judy Braswell Jtbrazz
Apr 29, 2015
It's not every day that someone from my little home town wins a blue ribbon on here.Congratulations!
Ruby Crouse Ruby_Crouse
Apr 28, 2015
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.
Shirley Murtagh Squirrelishone
Apr 27, 2015
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. I have wanted to try making fried green tomatoes for a long time. I will certainly be giving your recipe a try when the market garden reopen for the summer and I can buy some green tomatoes. Thanks so much for sharing.
Judy Brooks Juju7
Apr 27, 2015
This is a different take on fried green tomatoes.. Must try, thanks for sharing !
Apr 17, 2015 - Rose O'Connell shared this recipe with discussion group: What's Cookin' Today?.