Fried Green Tomato BLT
Fried green tomatoes are one of those Southern classics that inspire fanatical devotion. For good reason: green tomatoes have a lovely tart flavor that mellows and warms in the heat of the frying pan, and, because they are so firm, they keep their shape and texture even after they’re cooked. They are most often eaten on their own, as a side dish, so it wasn’t until I visited a small grocery store in Greenwood, Mississippi, that I tried a fried green tomato BLT for the first time. It immediately struck me as such an obvious combination that I couldn’t believe I hadn’t already thought of it myself.
½ cup Quick Basil Mayo
4 to 8 slices whole-grain sandwich bread, toasted or grilled
½ recipe Fried Green Tomatoes
12 slices thick-cut bacon, fried or baked until crisp
8 large Bibb lettuce leaves, washed and drained
Spread the mayo on half the bread slices and top evenly with the tomatoes, bacon, lettuce, and serve open-face or top with the remaining bread to form sandwiches. Serve warm or at room temperature.