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Fried Green Tomato Crab Salad Sandwiches

 

Fried Green Tomato Crab Salad Sandwiches, jumbo lump crab salad over fried green tomatoes, arugula and red onion, all between two slices of bread!

Fried Green Tomato Crab Salad Sandwiches, jumbo lump crab salad over fried green tomatoes, arugula and red onion, all between two slices of bread! Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Sandwiches are great. Just slap on some deli meat and cheese between two slices of bread and lunch is done. But, that can also get pretty boring after a while, can’t it?

If you have been following this blog for a while, you may have noticed that I like to go all out with my recipes. Today’s recipe is definitely no exception. I made the ultimate sandwich including two of my all-time favorite food groups; seafood and fried stuff. That’s right, I believe fried everything should be in a category all on its own: The Epic Deliciousness Category.

If you weren’t aware, fried green tomatoes are a southern staple and of course, why not put them on a sandwich! Piled high on those tomatoes is a creamy, decadent jumbo lump crab salad… excuse me while I drool.

Fried Green Tomato Crab Salad Sandwiches, jumbo lump crab salad over fried green tomatoes, arugula and red onion, all between two slices of bread! Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 

This sandwich is NOT messing around.

 

Fried Green Tomato Crab Salad Sandwiches, jumbo lump crab salad over fried green tomatoes, arugula and red onion, all between two slices of bread! Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Fried Green Tomato Crab Salad Sandwiches

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Traditional
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 543 kcal
Author: Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
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Ingredients

Crab Salad

  • 8 ounces jumbo lump crab
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon chives thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian parsley chopped fine
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon old bay

Fried Green Tomatoes

  • 1 large green tomato sliced 1/4 inch thick, 2 slices per sandwich
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour divided
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/8 cup cornmeal
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil for frying

Sandwich assembly

  • 4 slices White Bread or bread of your choice toasted
  • 1 cup arugula loose pack
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • lemon zest

Instructions

Crab Salad

  1. Make this first, whisk together all the ingredients except for the crab in a small bowl, fold in the crab, carefully coating it in the dressing. Try not to break up the crab. Cover and set in refrigerator until ready to make sandwiches.

Fried Green Tomatoes

  1. Make a dredging station. Get three plates out, on the first plate add half of the flour, the second plate add the egg and third plate mix the remaining flour with the cornmeal. Season both the flour plate and the cornmeal mixture with salt and pepper.
  2. In a heavy bottom skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Oil should be 1/2 inch up the side of the pan.
  3. One by one, place the tomato slices first in the flour, coating evenly. Tap off excess flour then coat evenly with the egg. Finally, coat in the cornmeal mixture and tap off the excess. Fry tomatoes until golden brown, drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Sandwich Assembly

  1. Take the toasted bread and layer the arugula, red onion and tomatoes, top with the crab salad and lemon zest (optional), top with remaining bread.

Nutrition Facts
Fried Green Tomato Crab Salad Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 543 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 1399mg 58%
Potassium 589mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 15.6%
Vitamin C 29.5%
Calcium 16.6%
Iron 22.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Yummy, yummy, I can’t wait to find an excuse to make these again. Well… I do have to eat tomorrow too, good enough for me!

 

Fried Green Tomato Crab Salad Sandwiches, jumbo lump crab salad over fried green tomatoes, arugula and red onion, all between two slices of bread! Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

What do you think? Is this something you would enjoy??

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2 Wonderful Comments

  1. Sandra says:
    May 15, 2018

    If I’m going to eat a sandwich, THIS gourmet sammie is the way to go! That crab salad looks amazing with fried green tomatoes.

  2. Sues says:
    May 16, 2018

    I am waiting not so patiently for my grocery store to have green tomatoes in stock mainly because I LOVE fried green tomatoes. And I especially love fried green tomatoes on a crab salad sandwich like this one!!

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