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Fried Green Tomato and Goat Cheese BLTs

We reinvented the BLT with tart green tomatoes,herb-infused goat cheese and butter-toasted sourdough, and called it a Fried Green Tomato and Goat Cheese BLT!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword blts, fried green tomatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 500kcal
Author Nicole
Cost $15

Equipment

  • Non-stick skillet
  • sheet pan

Ingredients

  • 8 pieces bacon
  • 2 large green tomatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 egg + 1 Tbsp. water whisked together
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 oz goat cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed basil
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped chives
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • butter lettuce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line bacon up on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 15 minutes. Remove the bacon and turn the oven on broil. Drain bacon on paper towels. 
  • While the bacon cooks, bread the tomatoes. Add the egg and water to a shallow bowl. Whisk to combine. Add the bread crumbs, 1/2 tsp. salt, garlic powder, and dijon mustard to a plate. Whisk to combine. Add flour and 1/8 tsp. flour to another plate. Whisk to combine. 
  • Dredge the tomatoes in flour, pat off excess. Dip in egg, let excess drip off. Dredge in flour. Place breaded tomatoes on a cookie cooling rack while you make the rest. 
  • Add goat cheese, basil, chives, garlic, lemon and 1/8 tsp salt to a food processor. Turn the mixer on and process until goat cheese is whipped and herbs are minced. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  • Spread butter on one side of sourdough. Place bread on a large baking sheet and pop under the broiler. Broil until toasted. Remove and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Add 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil to a large non-stick skillet. Heat to medium. Add half of tomatoes and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Clean pan and add the remaining olive oil to the pan, repeat with remaining tomatoes. 
  • To assemble: Spread goat cheese on the unbuttered side of every piece of bread. Add lettuce, two tomatoes, and 3-4 slices of bacon to half of the slices. Top with the other slice of bread. Cut in half and serve. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1702mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1277IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 7mg