Bacon, Lettuce, and Fried Green Tomato BLT

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of One-Hour Comfort from America's Test Kitchen

Serves 4

  • 3 green tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons salt, divided
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 4 large brioche sandwich rolls, split and toasted
  • 12 slices cooked bacon, halved
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

Bacon, Lettuce, and Fried Green Tomato BLT

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Core tomatoes and cut off rounded top and bottom. Slice tomatoes into twelve ⅛ to ¼-inch-thick slices (you may have some left over). Line a rimmed baking sheet with triple layer of paper towels. Place tomatoes on prepared sheet and sprinkle both sides with sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover tomatoes with triple layer of paper towels and let sit 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk mayonnaise and hot sauce together in bowl; set aside.

Whisk flour, panko, Old Bay, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt together in large bowl. Beans eggs together in shallow dish. Remove top layer of paper towels from tomatoes. Transfer tomatoes to flour mixture and toss to coat.

Remove remaining paper towels from sheet and wipe sheet dry. Return tomatoes to now-empty sheet. Working with 1 slice at a time, dip tomatoes in egg, allowing excess to drip off, and return to flour mixture, pressing firmly so coating adheres. Return tomatoes to sheet.

Line a large plate with triple layer of paper towels. Add oil to 12-inch nonstick skillet and heat over medium-high heat to 350ºF. Fry half the tomatoes until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes per side, reducing heat as needed if oil gets too hot. Using tongs, transfer fried tomatoes to prepared plate. Return oil to 350ºF and repeat with remaining tomatoes.

Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture on each roll bottom, then follow with 6 half-slices bacon and 3 fried tomatoes, overlapping slightly in center. Toss lettuce with remaining ¼ cup mayonnaise mixture in bowl and divide evenly among sandwiches. Cover with roll tops and serve.

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