Fried Green Tomato BLT With Basil Mayo

Total Time
25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Packed with different flavors, and even better than a traditional BLT. It's a crowd-pleaser, so it's great for casual dinner with friends. Make sure there's no red on the green tomatoes -- the red parts can dissolve when fried. If you're pressed for time, skip the sliced fresh tomatoes. The recipe is adapted from Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the basil mayonnaise, puree the basil, 1/4 cup of the mayo, lemon juice and mustard in a blend until smnooth. Stir in the rest of the mayo. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Fry the bacon and drain.
  3. Put half the flour on a plate or waxed paper. Combine the other half of the flour, all the cornmeal, and salt and pepper to taste. Arrange the flour, egg and cornmeal mixture in a row on a work surface. Dip each green tomato slice in flour, then egg, then cornmeal mixture, coating thickly. Pat the coating on. Fry in hot oil 2 minutes per side. Drain.
  4. Make sandwiches by spreading bread with mayonnaise, then stacking green tomato, bacon, sliced tomato alternately. Top with arugula.