Fried Green Tomato BLT with Pimento Cheese from Closet Cooking

A Southern twist on a BLT swapping out the ripe red tomatoes for crispy fried green tomatoes and adding some tasty pimento cheese.

Servings: makes 1 sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 medium sized green tomato, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2-4 strips bacon
  • 1/4 cup masa harina (corn flour) or flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • creole seasoning or salt and pepper
  • oil or bacon grease for frying
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 leaves lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons pimento cheese
  1. Soak the green tomato slices in the buttermilk for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Cook the bacon and set it aside on paper towels to drain.
  3. Mix the masa harina, cornmeal and creole seasoning and place it in a wide and shallow dish.
  4. Pull the tomato slices out of the buttermilk and dredge them in the cornmeal mixture.
  5. Fry the tomato slices in oil over medium heat until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minute per side and set aside to drain on paper towels.
  6. Assemble sandwich and enjoy.