The ultimate end of summer sandwich – Texas toast is loaded with warmed pimiento cheese, fried green tomatoes and bacon.
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!
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.
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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- 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
- 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
- Make the fried green tomatoes: Cut the green tomatoes into ½-inch slices.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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Bacon, Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato Sliders from Taste and Tell
BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing from ChowGals
Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalepeno Cheese Grits from A Cozy Kitchen
Fried Green Tomato Salad with Grilled Onions and Corn from Sass and Veracity