Green Tomato BLT Wraps
I guess it’s unofficial wrap week here on Macheesmo. I posted these breakfast wraps over the weekend and here I am again with yet another wrap for ya. These Green Tomato BLT Wraps are a bit of a different beast though and use green tomatoes which are perfect for this time of the year!
Especially if you grow your own tomatoes, there are always a good number of tomatoes that just don’t make it to all the way ripe before the frost comes on. Don’t let these go to waste! Lightly breading them and frying them in a shallow skillet is about as good as it gets in my opinion!
Generally, I’m fine with a classic fried green tomato, but if you are looking for more of a full meal, these BLT wraps are amazing. I actually prefer them over a normal sandwich because the contrast between the soft tortilla and crunchy bacon and tomato is pretty amazing.
If you can get your hands on some good green tomatoes, these should be on your meal list!
For bacon: Lay out bacon strips on a baking sheet lined with foil. Place in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes until crispy. Then let drain on a few paper towels.
For Tomatoes: Slice tomatoes about 1/2-inch thick and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Prepare breading station with flour seasoned with a big pinch of salt, eggs and water in a bowl, and cornmeal with chili powder and salt in a bowl.
Dredge the tomatoes in flour, then eggs, then cornmeal and place on a plate or wire rack. Repeat with all the tomato slices.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Test temperature by adding some flour and it should sizzle immediately. Fry tomatoes for 2-3 minutes per side, flipping. Ideally, the oil will come up about halfway on the tomatoes. If it completely covers them, that’s okay though.
Remove tomatoes and let cool slightly.
Make a wrap by spreading some mayo and hot sauce in a thin layer on a tortilla. Place a few leaves of lettuce on top and then a few strips of bacon and 2-3 fried green tomatoes. I like to cut them in half for easier wrapping.
Wrap the tortilla up tightly, cut in half, and serve immediately!
Green Tomato BLT Wraps
Green tomatoes are perfect for frying because they are really firm. They hold up well to heat and also can take a lot of seasoning. I like to season mine well with salt and pepper before they even get breaded.
Then I do a classic dip in flour, then eggs, then cornmeal with some chili powder and salt. Pretty straightforward and these are ready to fry!
Shallow fry these tomatoes in a skillet with just a few cups of oil. You could deep fry them of course, but it’s more work and you only need the oil to come halfway up the tomatoes. Then you can flip them after a few minutes and they fry up beautifully. Here’s my tester tomato!
Meanwhile, bacon! If you know me, you know I’m baking it. 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes and it’ll be perfectly crispy. Don’t get the thick cut bacon though. Just normal thickness for these wraps.
Fry your tomatoes in batches depending on the size of the skillet. About 2-3 tomato slices will make a perfect wrap.
Then wrap it up! Mayo, hot sauce, lettuce, bacon, tomatoes. YUM.
It’s a pretty stellar flavor and texture combo.
These Green Tomato BLT Wraps will be on my things-to-crave list every year now.