Bacon,  Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches 

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BLFGT?  What the heck is a BLFGT?  It’s a bacon, lettuce and fried green tomato sandwich.  It’s a not so surprisingly great twist to the standard BLT.  Trust me when I say you’re gonna want to sink your teeth into this baby.  The lightly spiced, crunchy exterior of the tomato and the soft sweet, tart inside are a great match with salty bacon, crispy lettuce and tangy mayo.  If you’d like to bump up the spice level, add more cayenne to the mix, put a few drops of hot sauce in the egg wash and/or use sriracha mayo.  The recipe makes 3-4 sandwiches depending upon the size of the tomato you use and how generous you are with the bacon distribution.     Bacon, Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

1 lb. bacon, fried crispy, grease reserved

1 large green tomato

1/2 cup flour, divided

1/4 cup corn meal

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

pinch cayenne pepper

1 egg

1 Tbs. water

6-8 slices your favorite kind of bread, toasted if you’d like

6-8 leaves of your favorite lettuce (I used romaine)

Mayonnaise for schmearing

Fry bacon until crispy.  Set on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess grease.  Reserve the bacon fat.  You will use this to fry the tomatoes.  Wash, dry and cut tomato into 6-8 slices.  Set aside.  Arrange a breading station-one plate for 1/4 cup plain flour, a small bowl for the egg whisked with the water and another plate with the remaining 1/4 cup flour, cornmeal, salt,pepper and cayenne pepper.  First dip the tomato slices in the plain flour, then in the egg wash and finally in the flour/corn meal mixture.  Heat the bacon grease on medium heat until hot.  Add 3 or 4 of the breaded tomato slices and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes, turn them over and cook the other side until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.  Place on a paper towel lined plate.  Repeat with the remaining tomato slices.  To assemble the sandwiches, take two pieces of your favorite bread (toasted if desired), schmear on mayonnaise (or sriracha mayo), place 4-5 pieces of bacon on bread, top with two fried tomato slices and two lettuce leaves.  Put the second piece of bread on top, cut in half and enjoy!

Wishing you love, laughter and cake,

Glenda

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About glendaclark

Hi there! My name is Glenda and I love food. Cooking and baking are my creative outlets. You'll find me in the kitchen laughing, singing, dancing and cooking or baking. I'm wife to my green eyed Irish guy, mother of four and grandmother of four. These are the chronicles of life as Glenda, the good witch of cake. Warning: may contain cartoon moments, butter and sugar.

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