This sandwich is a new one for me. I am by no means a Southern cook and I have never made fried green tomatoes. Yesterday, I was trying to tame my jungle of tomato plants and accidentally broke off a number of branches. It pained me to throw away beautiful tomatoes we worked hard to grow. So what if they aren't ripe....
Ingredients for each sandwich:
2 slices of your favorite bread: levain or pain de mie would be delicious (I used Pamela's gluten free bread rolls)
2 slices bacon
3 slivers avocado
1 piece butter lettuce or watercress
mayo (homemade, if you are so inclined) or pesto (see last recipe)
1 slice fried green tomato (read below)
This description may clog your arteries just reading it, so beware...
Cook your bacon in a large cast iron pan. Keep the pan hot after the bacon is done. Slice green tomatoes into 1/4 inch slabs. Lightly coat with flour ( I used sorghum flour). Dip in lightly beaten egg. Then coat with cornmeal. Place battered tomatoes in the hot bacon grease. (If this sounds too intense for you, you can use veggie oil). Cook 3 minutes on each side.
Pile all the goodies on your bread. Gotta love not wasting food you've grown.