Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fried Green Tomato BLT

This is kind of my twist on a BLT. Several years ago I had a delicious fried green tomato sandwich at a coffee house where I grew up and went home and came up with my own recipe. But I just made it again recently and realized how I could make it so much better by making several adjustments and using bacon and arugula, hence the BLT. Note: I didn't toast the onion rolls for mine, I like them just warmed but if you prefer them toasted I'm sure that would be tasty too.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

Ingredients:

fried green tomatoes*
4 onion rolls (or any bread desired)
bacon mayo (recipe below)
4 slices reduced fat provolone cheese
1 cup arugula

Bacon Mayo - combine all of the following ingredients:

1/4 cup light mayonnaise (I used Hellman's)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
4 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
Black pepper (to taste)

While the tomatoes are frying, wrap the onion rolls in tin foil and heat in a 150 degree oven until warm.

Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of the bacon mayo on both slices of each warmed roll (so that's about 1 tablespoon per sandwich.)

Layer 3 tomato slices, 1 piece of cheese and 1/4 cup arugula in each sandwich and serve immediately.

*(I used this recipe from Martha Stewart except I omitted the salt and I used 1 tablespoon oil, about 1/2 cup of cornmeal and 2 tomatoes for the calories I came up with.)

Calories per sandwich: about 375

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