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Cheddar BLT

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Give your traditional BLT a tasty twist with this delicious Cheddar BLT. Velvety Kaukauna Cheddar Cheese combined with the tanginess of fried green tomatoes creates the perfect addition to any menu.

Ingredients

Portions: 48
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Day Part: Lunch, Dinner
Fried Green Tomatoes:
4 Cups Whole Milk
16 Large Eggs
8 Cups Yellow Cornmeal, Coarse
8 Cups Wondra Flour
144 Slices Green Tomatoes, ½” thick
Sandwiches:
6 Cups Kaukauna Cheddar Cheese, Room Temperature
48 Toasted Ciabatta Buns
24 Cups Arugula
96 Strips Applewood Smoked Bacon, Cooked Crisp

Preparation

Equipment: Fryer, Stove top, Oven
For Fried Green Tomatoes:
  1. Whisk milk and eggs together in mixing bowl, reserve.
  2. Place flour and cornmeal in separate shallow containers, reserve.
  3. Dredge sliced tomatoes in flour to evenly and lightly coat.
  4. Shake off excess flour. Then dip tomatoes in milk and egg mixture, allowing excess to drip off.
  5. Dredge tomatoes in cornmeal.
  6. Fry tomatoes in fryer until light golden brown in color. Remove from fryer and drain.
  7. Prepare as needed.
To Make A Cheddar BLT:
  1. Spread 1 tablespoon of Kaukauna Cheddar Cheese on the inside crown and heel of toasted ciabatta bun.
  2. Place ½ cup arugula on heel.
  3. Top with 3 fried green tomatoes, 2 strips of bacon folded into “V”, and the ciabatta crown.

Operator
Tips

Prepare the fried green tomatoes in large batches for service or, if you prefer, prepare the tomatoes to order—whatever works best for your kitchen.

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