Why have a boring BLT when you can have a fancy BLT? A crispy, crunchy, umami packed fried green tomato BLT. Make these sandwiches, become a summer lunch superhero. NOM!
My junior year in college I took a class that landed me within lunch zone of the campus hotel, which houses one of the best hospitality programs in the country. Which meant that their building’s campus lunch options were super on point. Which made me the happiest of the happy because food. Real good food.
It was during those lunches that I fell in love with fancy BLT’s. This was before fancy sandwiches became a thing, because I am old. No basic white bread with a schmear of mayo and iceberg lettuce, no no no.
BLTs with sprouts!
BLTs on sprouted grain bread! Or bagels!
BLTs with brie! Or havarti!
And on and on it went. I BLT-ed myself into foodie zen twice a week, and clearly it made an impact because I’m still talking about those damn sandwiches almost two decades later.
And I’m gonna keep talking about sandwiches because today we’re eating – you guessed it – a BLT. But not just any BLT. A freaking fried green tomato BLT. NOM. …