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Fried Green Tomato and Mozzarella "BLTS"

No recipe image available.Crisp bacon, breaded and fried green tomatoes, sliced mozzarella and fresh basil leaves are tucked between the soft side of white bread that has been broiled.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound sliced bacon, cooked until crisp, drained on paper towels
4 medium green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
Salt to taste
1/4 cup vegetable oil (more if needed)
8 large slices good white sandwich bread, lightly buttered
3/4 pound mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
Fresh basil leaves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. In a small bowl coat tomato slices evenly with cornmeal and season with salt.
  3. In a large heavy skillet heat oil over medium heat until hot and cook tomatoes until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes, adding more oil if needed. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  4. On a baking sheet broil buttered side of bread slices about 3-inches from heat until golden.
  5. Make sandwiches by layering, on untoasted sides of bread, mozzarella, a few basil leaves, fried tomatoes and bacon. Top with remaining bread slices, toasted sides up.

Makes 4 sandwiches.