fried green tomato BLT
Fannie Flagg is one of my favorite authors and this simple lunch celebrates Fried Green Tomatoes perfectly! What’s your favorite fried green tomato recipe?

Fried Green Tomato BLT – Southern Comfort

1 package thick-sliced peppered bacon strips
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
4-1/2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
1 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
8 medium green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
Oil for deep-fat frying
16 slices Texas toast
1/2 cup reduced-fat chipotle mayonnaise
8 Boston lettuce leaves

1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. In a small shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, seafood seasoning, pepper and salt. Place buttermilk and flour mixture in shallow bowl. Dip tomatoes in buttermilk, then coat with flour mixture.
2. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry tomatoes, a few slices at a time, for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
3. Serve tomatoes on Texas toast with mayonnaise, bacon and lettuce.

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