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The ultimate end of summer sandwich – Texas toast is loaded with warmed pimiento cheese, fried green tomatoes and bacon.

Fried Green Tomato, Bacon and Pimiento Sandwich

There are quite a few perks to moving back home.  1 – My mom does the dishes.  Almost every night that I’ve been here, I haven’t had to do my dinner dishes because my mom takes over.  Definitely something I could get used to!!  2 – convenient baby sitters.  Ok, so my mom and dad aren’t home a lot, but just knowing that they are here, and that I have a sister just blocks away, and another sister and brother within minutes makes me excited.  My husband and I haven’t had a date night in who knows how long, and now that we are in the midst of family again, I am instituting date night!!  3 – if you run out of something, you don’t have to run to the store, or even to the neighbor’s house.  Most anything you need is just steps away in mom’s pantry or refrigerator!

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But my favorite thing?  The garden.  My dad always had a big garden when we were growing up.  The garden is much, much smaller now – only tomatoes, yellow squash, anaheim peppers and bell peppers, but having them just steps away in the garden has been great this last week.  I’ve eaten my fair share, and I’m going to be sad when that first frost hits!!

Right now, we are swimming in tomatoes.  Every day when my dad comes home, he goes out to the garden and comes in with a bag full of squash and a bag full of tomatoes.  There is very little that is better to me than a fresh garden tomato, sprinkled with some salt.  I love it!!

A few weeks ago, before we moved, I was up late working one night.  A show came on the Cooking Channel about the best sandwiches in the US.  I only saw the first sandwich – but immediately wrote down the flavor combination because that sandwich looked so good.  The sandwich came from Home Grown in Atlanta, Georgia.  It’s called the “Grant’s Stack” and consisted of pimiento cheese, fried green tomatoes and bacon on Texas toast.

I just knew that I had to recreate that sandwich at home.

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And how convenient is it that I had a plethora of green tomatoes to use at my parent’s house??

This sandwich is not for the faint of heart.  This is a let’s-celebrate-the-end-of-summer-and-not-care-how-many-calories-we-are-eating kind of sandwich.  But it is oh, so worth it.  Fried green tomatoes.  A warm pimiento cheese spread, made with 2 kinds of cheese and roasted red peppers.  Bacon.  Is there anything on this sandwich that does not make you want to run out and make it right away?  I couldn’t wait – and I’m so glad I didn’t.  Loved this.  Loved it.

Give one last “hurrah” to summer and make up some of these sandwiches!

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Fried Green Tomato, Bacon and Pimiento Sandwich
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The ultimate end of summer sandwich - Texas toast is loaded with wamred pimiento cheese, fried green tomatoes and bacon.
Serves: 4 sandwiches
Fried Green Tomatoes
  • 4-5 green tomatoes
  • flour, for dredging
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ⅓ cup cornmeal
  • ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • oil, for frying
Pimiento Cheese
  • ¼ lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¼ lb monterey jack cheese, grated
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 6 slices cooked bacon
  • 8 slices Texas toast
  1. Make the fried green tomatoes: Cut the green tomatoes into ½-inch slices.
  2. Place the flour in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, lightly beat the eggs. In a third shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs, cornmeal and parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a heavy skillet, heat about ¼ - ½-inch of oil over medium heat. Take a tomato slice and dip it in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumb mixture. Transfer to the hot oil. Continue with about ¼ of the tomato slices. Cook until golden brown, a minute or two, then flip over and cook the second side. Remove the tomatoes to a paper towel lined plate. Continue until all of the tomatoes are cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, make the pimiento cheese: In a small saucepan, combine both cheeses, the mayonnaise and the chopped peppers. Cook just until the cheese is melted and all ingredients are combined.
  5. To assemble the sandwiches: toast the bread. Spread an equal amount of the warmed pimiento cheese on each slice of bread. Top 4 of the slices of bread with a few slices of fried green tomato, then 1½ slices of bacon. Top with another piece of bread, cheese side down.

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalepeno Cheese Grits from A Cozy Kitchen
Fried Green Tomato Salad with Grilled Onions and Corn from Sass and Veracity

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49 Responses to Fried Green Tomato, Bacon and Pimiento Sandwich

  1. Sylvie says:

    It’s neary lunchtime and this is making me hungry!

  2. Wow, what a sandwich! I’d be up for giving it a try 😀
    Enjoy date night!!

  3. It hurts. It hurts so good.

  4. carrian says:

    WOW! That looks incredible. I’ve never had a fried green tomato, but I’m willing to try!! (So I just pick a green tomato?)

    • Deborah says:

      @carrian, yep – just pick a green tomato. You totally need to try them. It’s amazing how different they taste than ripe tomatoes – they are almost tart. But I LOVE fried green tomatoes!

  5. Kim says:

    I know that’s one amazing sandwich. So many of my favorites all in one place.

  6. Chels R. says:

    I’ve never had a green tomato and I do love pimentos! I haven’t had a pimento anything in FOREVER!!! Looks like one tasty sandwich!

  7. We are swimming in tomatoes too! LOVE them! I had my first fried green tomato a couple of weeks ago while my mom-in-law was in town and made them. Soooo good!!! Your photos and sandwich look incredible! Mmmm!

    Ah and date night — YES, you need it!

  8. Julie says:

    I had something similar to this at Applebee’s several months back. I’m sure homemade is way better 🙂

  9. I love Pimiento Cheese! I have never made it at home (only storebought) & that needs to change!

  10. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    That is one mighty good looking sandwich! We are swimming in tomatoes too. I love this combination!

  11. Karly says:

    Say what now??

    This is the most genius lunch EVER.

    Wishing my parents had a big garden I could go borrow from!

  12. Joanne says:

    Somehow I don’t think I’d enjoy living at home quite so much but your situation does sound awesome! I definitely missed out on green tomatoes this…if I find some I am so making this!

  13. Those are some purr-te green tomatas! This looks so good! I can’t even tell you when the last time I had a fried green tomato!

  14. I totally need to get myself a garden! And this sandwich – AH-MAZING! I still haven’t had a chance to try green tomatoes but I totally need to get on this!

  15. Becky says:

    This is seriously a taste of my Southern roots all in one sandwich!! Sounds perfect!

  16. I have to make this. I have been needing another excuse to make fried green tomatoes. I am pretty jealous of your parents garden and their supply of food. Lucky!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  17. teresa says:

    i have never cooked a fried green tomato before, for shame! this sandwich looks like one of those things that you want to enjoy on a patio with a diet coke and no interuptions 🙂 YUM!

  18. What a delicious looking sandwich! I love fried green tomatoes! 🙂

  19. kristy says:

    I really don’t think I could come up with a sandwich that I would enjoy more than this! This is phenomenal!!!! I HAVE to get some green tomatoes for next week. And I love pimentos, but hardly ever use them. Love this! Enjoy your date nights Deborah. We took them quite often when we lived with Mike’s parents. It was fabulous!

  20. Asiya says:

    This is perfect!!! My garden is full of green tomatoes and I’ve been wondering what I can do with them. My husband made some Indian spiced ground meat with green tomatoes and it was awesome…next I’m going to give this sandwich a try (minus the bacon)!

  21. You did it! When I made that fried green tomato salad, I said I thought it would be an awesome sandwich and oh, my — it is. YUM. Lucky you to have that garden and all your family around again. Nice!

  22. OMGoodness! I’m so glad you took notes, this looks great!

  23. Terra says:

    I am so happy you stopped by my site, I love connecting with food bloggers:-) Your site is beautiful! Seriously, this sandwich rocks!!!!! I adore pimento cheese and green tomatoes, so putting them together is genius:-) Hugs, Terra

  24. baker street says:

    Bacon and pimiento are the magic words! This must be lunch for me today. 🙂

  25. This grilled cheese looks so delicious. Have you entered it in the Grilled Cheese Academy’s recipe showdown? If not, you should!

  26. Aubyn says:

    I live in Atlanta, eat at Home Grown as often as is reasonably possible, and I can tell you from personal experience, that sandwich is indeed fantastic. I didn’t know they were also famous! I’ve had at least 3 of them, but often I opt for the pan-seared trout with trout with a side of sauteed spinach or jalapeno coleslaw, and share a fried green tomato appetizer with the Hubs. Makes you feel less guilty! Yours looks pretty similar to the original, except for one thing: they use panko for the breading. Flour, then egg or egg/buttermilk or something, then panko. If you eat this for lunch, however, you WILL sleep through dinner!

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