August 10, 2012

Fried Green Tomato BLT in Mississippi Mag!

Hey there! Checking my email this morning I saw I was featured in the August issue of the A Bit of Magnolia Newsletter from Mississippi Magazine! The article was on BLTs and they featured my 2011 winning recipe for Fried Green Tomato BLTs! This sandwich is hearty, crunchy, juicy, and just plain delicious, ya'll! View the article and recipe below. Check out Mississippi Mag's amazing website here: 

The magazine's version of my sandwich in their email.


by patty roper  |  photography by bonnie dickerson

It's the peak of the season for vine-ripe tomatoes, and everyone loves a BLT! This Southern favorite is the perfect summertime meal. My girlfriend, Carolyn Hodges of Brandon, says the only way to really enjoy a BLT is on sliced Hawaiian bread, and my daughter loves hers with homemade pimiento cheese in place of mayonnaise. Some people love a combination of heirloom tomatoes and spring mix greens.

One of my favorites is the Spicy Southern Fried Green Tomato BLT, created by Nicole Luciana-Epperson of Sarasota, Florida, that won the 2011 Mississippi Magazine Recipe Contest. It is the perfect blend of ingredients. 
No matter how you slice it, a BLT with vine-ripe, homegrown tomatoes is a taste of Mississippi! So grab a few, and savor the season.


This is very tasty sandwich with true Southern flair. 

6 slices thick-cut bacon
Rémoulade Sauce
2 medium green tomatoes, sliced
Vegetable oil, for frying
½ jalapeño, seeded and diced
½ cup yellow cornmeal
Salt and pepper to taste
¾ cup buttermilk
4 slices sourdough bread, toasted
½ cup shredded lettuce
2 tablespoons sliced banana peppers, drained


¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon horseradish
¼ teaspoon capers, drained and rinsed
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice 

Combine all ingredients.
Yield: 1 cup

Cook bacon in skillet until crispy; drain and cut each piece in half. Prepare Rémoulade Sauce and chill. For fried tomatoes, heat oil in fryer or deep cast-iron skillet until it reaches 350 degrees. Mix jalapeño and cornmeal together, and season with salt and pepper. Pour buttermilk into shallow dish. Dip tomato slices in buttermilk, then cornmeal mixture, and fry in oil. Cook for 1 to 1½ minutes and drain. Spread top slice of toasted bread with Rémoulade Sauce. Place 6 half pieces of bacon on bottom bread slice, then top with 4 green tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and banana peppers. Add top slice of bread, and secure with toothpick.
Yield: 2 sandwiches

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1 comment:

  1. This looks really interesting! My only experience of fried green tomatoes is the movie, now that I live where it's warm enough to actually grow tomatoes I'll give this a try!


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