Thursday, September 17, 2009

double decker B-L-FGT

i've always loved the BLT, but with the cooler weather all summer, my garden tomatoes didn't ripen like i'd hoped. when life gives you lemons, make lemon drop martinis! i used the fried green tomato recipe from vegan yum yum, the shiitake bacon that bianca blogged about, and made a big fat double-decker bacon, lettuce, and fried green tomato (B-L-FGT) masterpiece.

  • 1 medium green tomato
  • 6-8 shiitake bacon strips
  • 3 large leaves of lettuce
  • coarse ground mustard
  • nasoya mayonaise
  • 3 slices whole wheat bread
first make your shiitake bacon. in addition to this great recipe, i like to grind up vegan bacon bits into a fine powder with a mortar and pestle. i add about a teaspoon of that to the wet soaking mixture for the mushrooms, it lends just a smidgen more of a bacon flavor.

while the mushrooms are cooling, go ahead and start making your fried green tomatoes. you'll want four tomato slices, which is about one green tomato. once they are fried and draining, pop your whole wheat bread in the toaster. for a double decker, a thick multi-grain is necessary to handle the size of this sandwich. on two of the toast pieces, coat one side with nasoya nayonaise and coarse ground brown mustard.

next, assemble your sandwich: lay one toast slice with mayo/mustard up, half the bacon, two fried green tomatoes, and half the lettuce. place a second slice of toast with mayo/mustard up, remaining bacon slices, two fried green tomatoes and remaining lettuce. top with your final slice of toast.

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17 comments:

aTxVegn said...

Your sammie looks incredible! I wasn't a fan of eggplant bacon, but I love mushrooms. I'll have to try the mushroom bacon.

Laura said...

oooooh that looks good! a vegan blt is my absolute favorite thing to do with fresh summer tomatoes! this twist sounds awesome!

Jeni Treehugger said...

MAN! That looks sooo soo good!

veggievixen said...

holy WOW. that is one massively impressive (and probably tasty) sandwich. i am extremely intrigued by this shiitake bacon. hmmm.

Mihl said...

That shiitake bacon sounds great and the sandwich looks soooo good!

The Voracious Vegan said...

WOW! Holy Mother of all things Vegan that is one fantastic sandwich. Mmmm I love a good sandwich and you have just given me the best idea.

Lauren said...

YUM! I've been craving a TLT lately, this seems even better! MMM!

jessy said...

this is the most magical sammie i've seen in all my life! wow! i adore fried green tomatoes, and i need to try that bacon! oooh - hooray!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Now that's a sandwich!

Bianca said...

Ooooooh, I bet that was so good (I just realized Laura also started her comment with an "ooooh" cause what else can you say?). I love fried green tomato sandwiches, and I love that shitake bacon....so together, omg!

iRaw said...

I need that right now...it looks sooo good! I also need to check out the mushroom bacon ! ! omg that sounds awesome.

Adam said...

I think you had me at Fried Green Tomatoes :) I'm a big BLT lover too, but I'm willing to try other alphabet letters...

And thanks, you're among the hippest vegans I know :)

Sal said...

woo that looks awesome.

Vegetation said...

YUM!!! I used to love BLT's!!! I can't believe I haven't tried that Shittake bacon yet! Must make one this week!

5 Star Foodie said...

That looks like an awesome sandwich, would be a wonderful lunch! I can't wait to try it and try the shitake bacon!

Hannah said...

An instant classic! I'm all over this, especially that shiitake bacon. Sounds so intriguing!

The Voracious Vegan said...

I love this! A good sandwich is one of my favorite things in the world....and fried green tomatoes can only make it better. I HAVE to make those shitake mushrooms, I love anything that tastes like bacon.