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Bacon, Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato Sliders |

Bacon, Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato Sliders

  • Author: Deborah
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 sliders 1x


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 green or very under-ripe, firm tomatoes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • flour, for dredging
  • 2 eggs or egg whites, beaten
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup corn meal
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • a handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • canola oil, for shallow frying
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons grated onion and it’s juice
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Frank’s Red Hot
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cove garlic, grated or pasted
  • a few tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 8 slider rolls
  • 1 head Bibb or butter lettuce


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Lay the bacon on a slotted pan and bake in the oven until crisp – 15 to 18 minutes.
  2. Trim the tops and the bottoms off of the tomatoes. Slice each tomato into 4 rounds, no more than 1/2-inch thick. Put the tomatoes on doubled paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Allow to sit for a few minutes to let the excess moisture drain. Season with pepper.
  3. Set up 3 shallow bowls. In the first, put the flour. Put the eggs in the second and mix the cornmeal, breadcrumbs, Parmesan and parsley in the third.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Dredge the tomatoes in the flour, then dip them in the egg, then into the breadcrumb mixture. Cook in the heated oil for a few minutes on each side, until crisp. Cool on a cooling rack.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the meat with the grated onion, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper. Form into 8 equal patties. Heat a large griddle or non-stick skillet and cook the patties a few minutes on each side.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, chives and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add in a dash or 2 two of hot sauce, if desired.
  7. Assemble the burgers: Place the burger on the bun bottom. Top with bacon, lettuce, a slice of fried green tomato and some sour cream sauce. Top with the bun top and serve!

Recipe Notes:

recipe from
Rachael Ray Show