Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bacon and fried green tomato sandwiches

I saw a recipe for these sandwiches and knew I had to have one.  We went to the market and I bought some green tomatoes for this recipe. The secret to getting good grill marks on this sandwich is to add mayonnaise instead of butter to the outside. I know it sounds strange, but I saw this in the newspaper and decided to try it because the butter either gets too brown, or it doesn't get done and is soggy. The mayonnaise is perfect and you really don't taste the mayonnaise.

2 slices of bread per sandwich
1 1/2 slices of cooked bacon per sandwich (cut the whole pieces in 1/2. They fit perfectly)
2 slices of fried green tomatoes per sandwich
mixture of 1/4 cup corn meal and 1/2 cup flour
pimento cheese
1. Preheat grill pan to high
2. Cook the bacon as you like it cooked
3. Dredge the sliced green tomatoes on both sides in the flour/cornmeal mixture
4. Fry the tomato in canola or vegetable oil until golden brown on both sides and set aside
5. I put the pimento cheese in the microwave for about 15 seconds to make it easier to spread.
6. Grill the bread with the mayonnaise side down until golden brown
7. Spread the pimento cheese on the inside of the grilled bread
8. Top the pimento cheese with bacon and then fried green tomatoes

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