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Fried Green Tomato Po'boys

Prep time 20 mins
Fry time 4 mins
Broil time 2 mins
Yield Makes 3 servings


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 3 large green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 9 slices bacon
  • 3 center split deli rolls
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Hot sauce (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour and Cajun seasoning in a shallow dish.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat to 360°. Dip tomato slices in buttermilk, and dredge in flour mixture. Fry tomatoes, in batches, 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels; set aside.

  3. Heat bacon according to package directions; keep warm.

  4. Split rolls, and arrange, split sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 5 inches from heat 2 minutes or until lightly toasted; remove from oven.

  5. Spread cut sides of rolls with mayonnaise; place fried green tomatoes on bottom roll halves. Top evenly with bacon, avocado, and lettuce; sprinkle with hot sauce, if desired. Top with remaining roll halves, and serve immediately.