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Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

October 27th, 2010 · 22 Comments

Fried Green Tomato Sandwich
Fried Green Tomato Sandwich with Avocado slices and Fresh Salsa.

We happened upon some fresh green tomatoes several weeks ago, and they were such a large size that we decided to whip a few fried batches, and they were some good eating. In fact, alone they were great with just a touch of Dijon mustard or Remoulade sauce. The variations for utilizing these southern favorites are endless; in fact memories of the Fried Green Tomato and Crawfish Remoulade appetizer at Muriel’s Restaurant in New Orleans creep into my reflection now.

This sandwich is the result of having these ingredients on hand; it was not a planned meal, just something thrown together with what we had in the pantry and refrigerator. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and we sure do like this creation! We hope you will too!

1 Large Green Tomato
1 Large Egg, beaten
1 Cup Milk
1 Tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ Tsp Crystal hot sauce
¾ Cup Corn meal
¾ Cup Corn flour
1 ½ Cup All purpose flour
1 Tsp Sea salt, divided
1 Tsp White pepper, divided
2 Tbsp Olive, peanut, or vegetable oil
2 Whole Avocados
1 Cup Fresh salsa (Click to see recipe)
4 Each Sandwich Buns
4 Leaves Green leaf lettuce
2 Slices Red onion rings, cut into halves
Procedure Steps:
1. Slice the green tomato into ¼” pieces, or at least four even slices, and set aside.
2. In a large shallow container, combine the beaten egg, milk, Worcestershire sauce, and Crystal hot sauce making the egg wash, and set aside.
3. Combine the corn meal and corn flour in another large shallow container and season with ½ teaspoon of sea salt and ½ teaspoon of the white pepper. In a third large shallow container add the all purpose flour and combine with the remaining ½ teaspoon of sea salt and ½ teaspoon of white pepper. The breading station is now ready: flour, egg wash, corn flour/meal mix.
4. Cut each avocado in half, and then remove the core and peel the two avocado halves, and then cut each half into four even slices, or eight slices per avocado. You should end up with sixteen slices total; these will be portioned out four slices per sandwich. Have the buns ready, the green leaf lettuce cleaned and portioned and the red onion rings cut and ready.
5. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan. While the oil is heating in the pan take one tomato slice and dredge it in the all-purpose flour getting a light coating, then dip the tomato slice into the egg wash for an even coating, then drip any excess egg wash and then dredge the tomato slice into the corn meal/flour mixture. Then carefully and without removing any of the coating, place the tomato slice into the hot oil. Continue for all four slices, and sauté until browned on both sides, or about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
6. While the tomato slices are sautéing set up the four sandwiches with the buns, lettuce leaves, avocado slices, and red onion slices.

To Serve: When the fried green tomatoes are done, place one on top of the bottom bun and then add a dollop (2 tablespoons) of the fresh salsa over the fried tomato. Optional: Extra avocado and salsa can be served on the side.
Yield: 4 sandwiches

Another view…

Fried Green Tomato Sandwich
Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

Bon appetite!
©2010 CCR

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22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Angie // Oct 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    My mouth is watering so much, I love it!

  • 2 Dinetonite // Oct 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Simply superb …………

  • 3 Adelina // Oct 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Wow! What a great idea.

  • 4 Michelle // Oct 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    There is nothing I love more than fried green tomatoes!

  • 5 Mary at Deep South Dish // Oct 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Love me some fried green ‘maters!! Looks and sounds wonderful Chef.

  • 6 Emily @Cleanliness // Oct 27, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I don’t think a sandwich gets more Americana than that!

  • 7 claudia // Oct 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    this one leaves me speechless absolutely mouth watering and perfect! bravo!

  • 8 Boudreaux Ryan // Oct 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Wow, the response to this one is flying like hotcakes! Really appreciate your comments and support!

    Bon appetit!

  • 9 Kristin King - Norfolk Cooking Examiner // Oct 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    That looks utterly amazing! Saving this recipe.

  • 10 Mags@theOtherSideof50 // Oct 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Now I’m just wishing I’d have kept some of those green tomatoes before we ripped the plants out of the garden. This looks delicious!

  • 11 Drick // Oct 27, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I don’t know of nuttin’ better – like the remoulade dressing by far (maybe a little shrimp too) on these wonderful sandwiches… now you just make me want to go out and find some green tomatoes….

  • 12 fooddreamer // Oct 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I have so many green tomatoes, and was thinking of making my spicy green tomato soup again, but now I am thinking I will do these sandwiches!

  • 13 pegasuslegend // Oct 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    hmm not sure why it my other post didnt bridge love this sandwich its awesome fabulous ~

  • 14 penny aka jeroxie // Oct 27, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    healthy! I need more of these recipes. Keep my waistline in check

  • 15 M.J. Jacobsen // Oct 27, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Oh my, just wish I had some green ‘maters now! I’m on a quest to find some…… you would think that here is Wa. state that would be all we have!! Love your site by the way!

  • 16 5 Star Foodie // Oct 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

    A terrific fried green tomato sandwich! I love the addition of avocado!

  • 17 Torviewtoronto // Oct 28, 2010 at 11:04 am

    healthy delicious sandwich

  • 18 Conor @ HoldtheBeef // Oct 28, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Wow, I’ve never had a fried green tomato and never really understood what it would be like but I am loving how this sandwich looks!

  • 19 Faith // Oct 28, 2010 at 11:28 am

    What a wonderful sadwich! I don’t think I’ve ever tried something like that. Very creative!

  • 20 OC2Seattle // Nov 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Is there anything better than fried green tomatoes? That sandwich looks amazing!

  • 21 redkathy // Nov 1, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Don’t frown at what I’m about to tell you, been down here since 1984 and I never ate fried green tomatoes! OM Gosh I so want one of the sandwiches.

  • 22 Shelby // Nov 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Looks SO YUMMY Ryan! I would love to have you make this for me! lol