Green Tomato BLT

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I absolutely love tomatoes, any kind, any size. Being from the South, that includes fried green tomatoes. I created a special summer sandwich to show them off. —Hillian Holmgren, Del Rio, Texas


  • 2 medium green tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup prepared ranch salad dressing
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh dill or 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 2 onion rolls, split
  • 4 cooked bacon strips
  • 2 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves


  1. Cut each tomato into 4 slices. In a shallow bowl, mix flour, cornmeal and salt. Pour milk into a separate shallow bowl. Dip tomato slices in milk, then in flour mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add tomato slices; cook until golden brown, 3-5 minutes on each side.
  3. Mix salad dressing, green onions and dill. Layer roll bottoms with bacon, lettuce and tomato slices. Spoon dressing mixture over tomatoes; add roll tops.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Turn this into a hearty salad: Skip the bun and serve over torn greens. Top with crumbled bacon.
  • Try the doctored-up ranch dressing as a spread for burgers or deli sandwiches.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 sandwich: 623 calories, 37g fat (7g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 1329mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.