Grilled Green Tomato & Bacon Sandwich
August 07, 2016
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"Now, you can always make the traditional fried green tomato sandwich, which is absolutely delicious - but, this is a nice twist. I actually make the bacon, tomatoes; and, toast - right on the grill. The grill just offers a nice smoky flavor; especially if using charcoal. But, if using a gas grill; just add a few wood chips in a small smoker box - and, you will get great flavor. Serve with some grilled potato or zucchini wedges; for a light summer dinner. Maybe a cup of crock pot beer cheese soup would be nice too."
- BASIL MAYONNAISE
- Serving Size: 1 (1400.1 g)
- Calories 880.3
- Total Fat - 45.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 13.4 g
- Cholesterol - 101.9 mg
- Sodium - 2115.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 76.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 17.5 g
- Sugars - 31.1 g
- Protein - 49.1 g
- Calcium - 314.4 mg
- Iron - 8.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 51.9 mg
- Thiamin - 1.1 mg
Mayonnaise ... Add the mayonnaise, herbs, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt; and, mix until combined. Taste, and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Refrigerate until ready to use. Note: You can always use a small food processor if you want; but, I usually just do it by hand.
Bacon ... I like to grill the bacon on a sheet of foil; just fold up the sides a bit. You can cook the bacon directly on the grill; but, using foil; you won't get any flare ups. The bacon will take about 15-25 minutes, flipping a couple of times until lightly crisp and cooked through. I like to use a thick cut; but, not a slab bacon - just get a good quality brand from your grocery store. Remove the bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain. You can reserve any drippings if you want for later on.
Grill ... Season your grill with a non-stick spray; or, olive oil - and, bring to medium high heat.
Tomatoes, Onions, and Bread - First add the onions; they will take the longest. About 5-7 minutes until tender, and lightly browned. Flip once during cooking. You just want to get a nice char; and slightly tender.
Bread - I like to brush or spray the top side only with a little olive oil - but, grill on both sides until lightly golden brown.
Tomatoes - Seasoned with salt and pepper on just one side. The tomatoes will take about 2-3 minutes per side if that. You want them soft and warm; with a little char - but, you don't want them falling apart.
Sandwich ... Spread a little mayonnaise on the inside of each bread slice (the side you didn't oil). Add the lettuce, 3-4 tomato slices, onions, 3 slices of bacon cut in half; and the top bread slice - mayonnaise side facing down.
Serve and ENJOY! ... Add 2 toothpicks and cut in half. Since I'm using the grill; I love to make potato or zucchini wedges/planks on the side. It's a really delicious sandwich; and, a nice play on the classic fried tomato sandwich.
Tips & Variations
- Non stick spray or olive oil