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3 green tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
3 cups canola oil
1/2 cup flour
3 tablespoons cornmeal
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
4 slices bread
4 slices bacon, cooked
salt and pepper

Pour the oil into a small pot. Heat it to 365 degrees. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Place a wire rack on a sheet pan in the oven.

Crack the eggs into a small bowl. Pour in the milk and whisk together. In another small bowl combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper.

Dredge the pieces of slices of green tomatoes one at a time in the flour mixture, shake off any excess, and then toss in the egg wash to coat, and then transfer back to the flour mixture.

Toss the pieces in the hot oil, and cook for 2 minutes on each side. When done place the fried tomatoes in the oven on the wire rack.

Construct the sandwiches. Slather the pieces of breads with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with salt and lots of pepper. Top with bacon, lettuce, and the fried green tomatoes. Top with the other slice of bread. - serves 2 -

Nick Kindelsperger