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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese


Every April is National Grilled Cheese month and to celebrate I've put together a month full of grilled cheese recipes. Forty-nine percent of these recipes are from other blogs and were too good to pass up, the other fifty-one are Vegetarian & Cooking! originals. At this point, I dream about grilled cheese and have come up with some deliciously wicked recipes to share with you.

This recipe is based on one of my true loves -- fried green tomatoes. I'm not from down South, but these tangy and juicy treats are something that I love to make every summer before the tomatoes ripen in our garden.

Vegetarian & Cooking! original.

Ingredients:
Fried Green Tomatoes
-1 green tomato
-Flour
-2 eggs, lightly beaten
-Panko bread crumbs
-Cayenne Pepper
-Oil, for frying

Sandwich
-Sliced cheddar cheese
-Vegan Bacon
-Mayo, for dipping


To make the fried green tomatoes, assemble three bowls: one of flour, one of egg, and one of panko with some cayenne pepper.
Coat a tomato slice in flour, dip into the egg and then coat in panko.

Fry in a skillet of heated oil until golden brown.
Drain the tomatoes on a paper towel covered plate.
Salt as soon as you remove the green tomatoes from the skillet. 
  
To assemble the sandwich, layer cheddar cheese, fried green tomatoes, vegan bacon and more cheddar.
Coat the outside of the bread and cook in a skillet until golden brown.

Slice to serve. 

Serve with mayo.
Or you could serve with a remoulade sauce or spicy ranch dressing. 

This grilled cheese was divine. The vegan bacon was crispy and smoky, the green tomatoes were tart, the cheddar cheese was mild and tied everything together. I always eat my BLT's with mayo so that was my dipping sauce of choice, but you could use whatever sauce you prefer. 

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