I am a big fan of the BLT and would love to shake the hand of whoever the genius was behind putting together this magical combination. A few weeks ago, I had a BLT craving. After I got home from the grocery store, I realized that I forgot to pick up tomatoes. It didn’t surprise me. I don’t go near the tomatoes at the grocery store, with the exception of maybe a pint of grape tomatoes every few months. I don’t like grocery store tomatoes at all, but a craving was a craving!
It was raining. I didn’t want to go back outside. So after I pouted, I decided to raid the fridge and cupboards to see what else I could come up with. And there it was. A jar of canned green tomatoes from our garden last year. Hmmmmm….I didn’t want to use them as-is due to the slightly squishy state of canned tomatoes. LIGHTBULB! I will fry them!
So here’s what I did:
BAD picture alert!! I didn’t think to take pictures until halfway started, so there are some grab and click moments.
The green tomatoes that I canned were already sliced, so no work there. I mixed up a small egg wash and grabbed some bread crumbs from the freezer. Dipped the tomatoes into the egg wash and coated them with the bread crumbs. I then fried them in some garlic infused olive oil until the breading was crispy on both sides. (Drained on paper towels to soak up excess grease and keep the crunch) I then thought “hey, I’m already cranking it up a notch, let’s go all the way” and mixed up a blue cheese mayo. (Light mayo, blue cheese, fresh ground pepper and a sprinkling of fresh parsley) Oh yeah baby! I then toasted some whole wheat bread (at least there was one healthy item….wait….there’s lettuce too! It’s practically Weight Watchers worthy…not) and started to stack my ingredients high. Here’s what it looked like after completion:
My husband actually uttered the words “Oh my God” after his first bite. He then said “I hope this is one of those times you can remember what you did so you can make it again”. Don’t worry honey, this one is saved in the hard drive!
This is my idea of a decadent meal. Something cheesy, salty and crunchy. I recommend only indulging every once in a while, but I’m definitely keeping this one on the Fat Friday rotation. It is deliciously yummy.