Monday, February 20, 2012

Fried Green Tomato BLT's

To celebrate the start of Mardi Gras and for everyone's Fat Tuesday festivities, I decided to make a BLT using fried green tomatoes. I am clearly not from the south and truthfully, I don't know a lot about southern cooking, but I know this meal is a big hit down there and I wanted to give it a go. They were a delicious combination of salty, sweet and spicy and definitely jazzed up the typical BLT quite a bit. Enjoy!

1 large green tomato, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup buttermilk
4 strips bacon
1/2 cup GF flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 TBSP creole seasoning
oil or bacon grease for frying
romaine lettuce leaves
remoulade sauce, to top (see my easy recipe below)

Easy Remoulade Sauce Ingredients
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
½ TBSP creole seasoning
1 TBSP lemon juice
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
splash (or two!) of hot sauce

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Preparation Instructions
Combine egg and buttermilk and set aside.

Fry the bacon and set it aside retaining the grease in the pan.

Mix the flour, cornmeal and creole seasoning and place it in a wide and shallow dish.

Start with the tomato slices in the egg and then dredge them in the cornmeal mixture.

Fry the tomato slices in oil over medium heat until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minute per side and set aside to drain on paper towels.

Assemble sandwich smearing both bread halves with the remoulade sauce. Serve immediately.

ps: this is being shared over at Tasty Tuesday.

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