When a bunch of us ladies gathered in North Carolina for my mother’s January birthday, we spent a day at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. Look at us mares in a stall at the Stables Cafe, adjacent to that modest chateau.
I ordered the BLT sandwich, minus the B and pimento cheese spread. The T was a generous slab of fried green tomato. Yum. I’ve been recreating the sandwich at home–and you should, too, because it is so good. I found a great recipe for baked green tomatoes, which are just as delicious but without the guilt. I always add a bit of Tabasco to the batter. Toast up some bread, mix a little dill and onion powder with some Vegenaise (or mayo), layer your lettuce and onion, and you’ve got a filling sandwich.
We had ours with a bowl of lentil soup with spinach and quinoa (thanks to Full House, for the quinoa inspiration). Fried green tomatoes, I guess I am officially a Southern girl now.