Everyone loves a good classic, but you know what people love more? A TWIST on a classic! And that’s exactly what we have going on here with these B.L. (fried) T.’s. The crunch from the tomatoes adds the perfect little pop to this creative take on the sandwich and will be a jaw-dropper at your next BBQ or game night! As always, we have Jessica Potts from A Happy Food Dance passing along this delicious creation and we couldn’t be more excited to try it our ourselves!
“Yes – these are all the goodness of a traditional B.L.T. but with a fried green double slice of tomato. Oh, and they are sliders! So not only do you have a good southern twist on this, but its bite size (2 maybe 3 bites max!). Does life get any better?!
I love how easy these are to put together – just toasted ciabatta bread, leaves of leafy, green bibb lettuce, thick cut bacon and a good slathering of mayonnaise. And those freshly fried green tomatoes, with a crispy crust, seasoned just enough to bring out all the natural flavors.
These little sliders would be perfect for a backyard bbq or a casual brunch with some spiked sweet tea.”
BL (FRIED) T’s
**makes: 6-8 sliders
prep time: 30 minutes
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup cornmeal
- ¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- 2 green tomatoes
- Bibb lettuce
- 6-8 cook bacon strips
- Slider buns
- Slice tomatoes ½ inch thick discarding ends.
- Whisk eggs and milk together in a medium bowl.
- On a plate, whisk together flour, cornmeal, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
- Dip tomatoes into the egg mixture and then dip into the flour mixture to coat.
- In a large skillet, pour about 2 inches of vegetable oil and heat over medium heat.
- Place tomatoes in the frying pan in batches of 4 or 5, depending on the size. Do not over crowd the skillet.
- When the tomatoes are browned, flip over (about 4 minutes) and repeat on the opposite side.
- When both sides are brown, remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
- To assemble slider, slather mayo on the bottom bun, stack on two tomato slices, and 2 bacon slices cut in half. Top with other bun half and secure with a toothpick.
- Serve immediately.
Recipe, Photography and Styling for Best Friends for Frosting by: Jessica Potts, A Happy Food Dance