Whether you love fried green tomatoes or just need to use up the red tomatoes from your garden, these BLT sliders are a zesty crowd-pleasing dinner!

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About Fried Tomato BLT Sliders

We all have a favorite sandwich, and for me, that’s always been the BLT. There’s just something so perfectly right about the combination of bacon, lettuce, and tomato that just can’t be beat. And, of course, it gets extra points from me for being so easy to make. It’s one of the few sandwiches I’ll make myself at home.

My affection for BLT’s is also why I love the summer months, because of my green thumb friends seem to have an abundance of tomatoes they’re anxious to pass my way.

So while I’ve been busy eating my way through baskets of tomatoes, I’ve also taken a little time to experiment with my favorite sandwich.

Because while BLT’s are marvelous, when you add a fried tomato to the mix? It suddenly becomes outrageous.

Plus, there was a sale on mini buns at my local grocery store, so not only do these have fried tomatoes but they’re also BLT sliders.

They practically have “summer party staple” written all over them!

Fried tomatoes in a BLT slider.

Now, I’ll be honest: when I made this recipe, it was the first time I had ever had fried tomatoes. Because, yes, I have in fact been living under a rock, if by rock we mean the five-year-old version of me that refused to eat 90% of the food on the planet. I’ve written a lot on this little food blog about how I used to be a picky eater as a kid, but I’m doing my best to rectify that damage as an adult.

Thankfully I (finally) know just how good fried tomatoes can be, which makes me all the more anxious for next year… because, you see, we recently invested in some tomato plants.

Assuming we can help these little plants make it through the winter, I fully intend to be living off of these BLT sliders come July of next year!

How to make BLT sliders with fried tomatoes.

Can you use green tomatoes instead?

I made this recipe with red tomatoes, but you can certainly make it with fried green tomatoes. Because really, what’s more classic than fried green tomatoes?

Or, better yet, if you’re serving these sliders at a party, you could make both red and green fried tomatoes so that the guests can have their pick!

Notes & tips for these BLT sliders

More great recipes with bacon

Easy BLT slider recipe.

Recipe Details

Fried Tomato BLT Sliders! Whether you love fried green tomatoes or just need to use up the red tomatoes from your garden, these BLT sliders are a zesty crowd-pleasing dinner! | HomemadeHooplah.com
4 from 3 votes

Fried Tomato BLT Sliders

15 mins prep + 40 mins cook
252 kcal
Yields: 5 sliders
Whether you love fried green tomatoes or just need to use up the red tomatoes from your garden, these BLT sliders are a zesty crowd-pleasing dinner!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon from skillet and transfer to a paper towel covered plate to cool. Reserve bacon grease in pan; set pan heat to low while you work the next steps.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Set nearby.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Set nearby.
  • Return the heat under the skillet with bacon grease to medium. While skillet warms up, place a slice of tomato in the flour mixture and flip until outside is coated. Dredge coated tomato in the egg mixture and then add it to the skillet with hot grease. Fry the tomato in the bacon grease until the breading outside is a deep golden brown. Transfer fried tomato to a paper towel covered plate to cool. Repeat until all tomato slices have been fried.
  • Assemble the BLT sliders by preading mayonnaise on the bread and filling the sandwiches with layers of lettuce, cooked bacon, and fried tomatoes. Before serving, spear sliders with a long toothpick or mini skewer to make handling and serving easy.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Food Network.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 173mg | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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2 comments

    • Boyan Minchev
    • 5 stars

    I’ve made my sliders with fried green tomatoes instead of putting red tomatoes, still, the recipe is very tasty and delicious. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe with us.

    • Maggie
    • 5 stars

    Fried tomato in a burger? That sounds freakin’ amazing! Somehow it reminds me of tempura, it makes all your dishes extra delicious with a more interesting texture. Can’t wait to try this out for my next dinner party! Pinning and sharing.