I will always think of my great-grandmother, Grams, when I eat tomatoes. When I was a little girl, I would visit her home in a tiny little town in Mississippi called Coffeeville, and what I remember so clearly is having tomato sandwiches for lunch. Grams was always eating tomato sandwiches! We would sit in her kitchen or on her front porch eating tomato sandwiches, talking, and laughing. I remember laughing a lot around Grams. She was a tiny little thing, feisty, funny, and fun! We sure miss her, but I always remember her when I eat a BLT. This recipe comes inspired by Grams with a little spin on it: a BLGGT aka a Bacon, Lettuce, and Grilled Green Tomato sandwich!
Grocery List (2 sandwiches):
4 slices thick cut bacon
1 green tomato - cut into 4 (1/4 inch slices)
1 loaf country bread - cut into 4 thick slices
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup finely minced herbs (basil, parsley, chives)
1/2 lemon juiced
1 heirloom tomato - cut into 4 (1/4 inch slices)
2 large lettuce leaves
Fry bacon until crisp. Set aside.
Grill tomatoes. Set a grill pan to high heat. Brush sliced green tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill a few minutes on each side until charred with grill marks. Set aside. Grill bread. Brush each side of bread with butter and grill on each side for a few minutes until each side has nice grill marks.
Prepare mayo. Add mayo and minced herbs to a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and a dash of pepper and juice lemon in the mixture. Stir to combine.
Slice the heirloom tomatoes and salt and pepper both sides lightly.
Build sandwich. Add mayo to each slice. Top each sandwich with one lettuce leaf. On top of the lettuce, add two heirloom tomatoes, then top with grilled green tomatoes and bacon. Close sandwich and cut in half to serve.
CHEERS TO HAPPY EATING!!!