Go Back Email Link

Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Fried Green Tomatoes

Takes pimento cheese to another level!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Southern
Servings 4 sandwiches

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices Sourdough Bread
  • 8 slices Bacon
  • 1 16 ounce Palmetto Brand Pimento Cheese Original
  • 3-4 Green tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup White flour
  • 1/2 cup Cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 large Egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp Butter

Instructions
 

Cook the Bacon

  • Cook the bacon to your liking
    Bacon cooking on the stove
  • Set bacon aside on a plate with paper towels to drain
  • Reserve 4 Tbsp of bacon grease to use to make the Fried Green Tomatoes

Make the Fried Green Tomatoes

  • Slice the green tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices
    Slicing green tomatoes for fried green tomatoes to put on a grilled pimento cheese sandwich with bacon and fried green tomatoes
  • Mix the cornmeal and flour with a little salt and pepper in a shallow dish
  • Mix the buttermilk and egg in another shallow dish
    getting ingredients ready to make fried green tomatoes
  • Dip the tomato slices into the flour and cornmeal mixture, then into the buttermilk and egg mixture and then back into the flour and cornmeal.
    Green tomatoes being battered to prepare to fry
  • Coat the bottom of a skillet with vegetable oil and the reserved bacon grease - about 1/8 inch of oil in the bottom of the pan
  • Heat the oil to about 375 degrees
  • Fry the tomatoes about 2 minutes per side until golden brown
    Fried green tomatoes on the stove top
  • Set tomatoes on paper towels to drain and sprinkle with salt

Make the Sandwich

  • Put pimento cheese on two pieces of sourdough bread
  • Place 2 slices of bacon on the sandwich
  • Add one or two of the fried green tomatoes
  • Grill on both sides over medium heat in a tablespoon or two of butter until bread is golden and cheese is melty. Flip carefully.
  • Enjoy!!
Keyword pimento cheese, Sandwich, tomatoes