Bacon, Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

Makes 8 Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 8 slices smoky bacon, halved across
  • 2 green or very under-ripe, firm tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Flour, for dredging
  • 2 eggs or egg whites, beaten
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup corn meal
  • 1/3 cup grated Parm cheese
  • A handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Canola or light olive oil, for shallow frying plus a drizzle
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef – sirloin for leaner burgers or chuck for buttery burgers
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons grated onion and its juice
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Frank’s Red Hot, eyeball the amount
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, eyeball the amount
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or pasted by finely chopping and mashing with salt
  • A few tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 8 slider rolls or dinner size brioche rolls, split
  • 1 head tender lettuce, such as Bibb or butter

Preparation

Bake bacon in preheated oven at 375˚F to crisp on slotted pan in middle of oven, 15-18 minutes. Allow to cool.

Perfect for watching the Superbowl or anytime.

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