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RECIPE # 4169 FRIED GREEN TOMATO BLT JULY 22, 2008

RECIPE # 4169 FRIED GREEN TOMATO BLT JULY 22, 2008

CREATED Jul 22, 2008

JESSE GOLDSTEIN / LOVELESS CAFE

Fried Green Tomato BLT

1 to 4 green tomatoes, sliced

 Salt and Black Pepper

 1 cup yellow cornmeal

 1 cup canola oil

 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

 2 slices toasted wheat-berry bread

 2 to 3 lettuce leaves

 3 to 4 cooked bacon strips

Season the sliced tomatoes with salt and pepper to taste and dredge them in the cornmeal. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the tomatoes until golden brown on both sides. Spread the mayonnaise on the bread. Add the lettuce on both sides. Add the fried green tomatoes and bacon. Build a sandwich and cut in half.

Spinach-Bacon Roll-Ups

6 ea Loveless Cafe Smoked Country Bacon slices

110-oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry

4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

½ cup chopped green onions

3 9-inch diameter flour tortillas

Cook bacon until crisp, drain and crumble into medium-sized pieces.  Combine bacon and next five ingredients in medium bowl.

Soften tortillas until pliable in microwave for approx 10-15 seconds.  Spread 1/3 of filling over each tortilla, leaving ½ inch border.  Roll up tightly, enclosing the filling inside.  Wrap in plastic and chill until the filling is firm, at least one hour

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Remove plastic and slice off unfilled ends.  Cut rolls crosswise on slight diagonal into ¾ inch think slices.  Arrange on large baking sheet.  Bake until heated through about 7 minutes. Makes approximately 30 roll-ups

Cajun Bacon and Artichoke Dip

1lb Loveless Cafe Cajun bacon, cooked and chopped

1 can (14oz) artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped

½ cup thinly sliced green onions

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup sour cream

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Crackers or pita crisps

In a mixing bowl, combine first six ingredients, reserving 1.3 cup bacon for garnish. Stir well; season to taste with salt and pepper.  Prepare and serve one of two ways (hot or cold) : A) Preheat oven to 350 F.  Transfer ingredients to a lightly greased 2-quart casserole and bake uncovered 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Serve with crackers or pita crisps. Makes about 3 cups: 24 servings