Stupid-Easy Recipe for Southern Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwiches (#1 Top-Rated)


Instead of the usual ripe beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes, this Southern-inspired version of BLTs features tangy, unripe green tomatoes coated in crunchy cornmeal with a touch of hot sauce. Make the sandwiches with satisfying, thick-cut bacon and sandwich bread. Then serve them up with a dollop of mayonnaise for an easy lunch or dinner.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Southern Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwiches.

1. Info for Southern Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwiches

  • Cook Time: 1 Hr 0 Min
  • Total Time: 1 Hr 0 Min
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 747.49 kcal

2. Ingredients for Southern Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwiches

  • thick-cut bacon
  • buttermilk
  • large egg
  • hot sauce
  • flour
  • yellow cornmeal
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • granulated onion
  • granulated garlic
  • vegetable oil
  • green tomatoes
  • thick-cut bread
  • mayonnaise
  • butter lettuce

3. Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a sheet pan with foil and arrange bacon on top in a single layer.
  2. Bake bacon until browned and crunchy, about 25 minutes, turning slices over halfway through cooking.
  3. Meanwhile, pour buttermilk into a shallow dish and stir in beaten egg and hot sauce. Add flour to a second shallow dish or a plate. Add cornmeal and seasonings to another shallow dish or plate and stir to combine.
  4. Begin heating 1 inch of oil in a heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or 3-inch-deep cast-iron skillet until it reaches 350°F on a deep-frying thermometer. Set a cooling rack in a sheet pan and put it near the stove.
  5. While oil heats, dip 1 tomato slice at a time in buttermilk mixture, then in flour. Turn flour-coated tomatoes in buttermilk again, then add them to the cornmeal mixture and turn to coat evenly on both sides. Set tomatoes aside on plates.
  6. Fry tomatoes in batches without crowding until golden brown, 4-5 minutes per batch, turning once if needed. As they’re done, transfer fried tomatoes to the cooling rack set in the sheet pan.
  7. Toast bread and spread on one side with mayonnaise. Place a layer of lettuce, 3 slices of bacon, and 3-4 fried green tomato slices each on half of the bread. Top with remaining bread and serve.

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