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blt with fried green tomatoes

How to make blt with fried green tomatoes recipe - For a gourmet BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich, add crunchy fried tomatoes and this zesty lemon and basil mayo.


PREP TIME 5 mins, COOK TIME 10 mins, plus 15 mins for the fried green tomatoes

3 slices of applewood or other good-quality bacon
2 thickly cut slices of goodquality white bread
2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 large lettuce leaves, de-ribbed and roughly chopped
4 slices of Fried green tomatoes

For the lemon and basil mayo:
2 tbsp good-quality mayonnaise
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp finely chopped basil leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Preheat the broiler on its highest setting. To make the lemon and basil mayo, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and basil. Season well and set aside.

2 Preheat a grill pan or a large, cast-iron frying pan. While it is heating, broil the bacon under the broiler for 2–3 minutes on each side until crispy. Drain on paper towels and keep warm.

3 Spread a little butter on both sides of the bread slices and grill them in the pan for 2 minutes on each side, until nicely toasted.

4 Remove the bread slices from the heat. Spread one side of the toast with a little of the mayonnaise, then top it with the lettuce, fried green tomatoes, and the bacon. Finish with a final layer of mayonnaise and top with the second piece of bread. Cut in half to serve.
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