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 543kcal
Author Dana at


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


Crab Salad

  • 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

  • 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.
  • In a heavy bottom skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Oil should be 1/2 inch up the side of the pan.
  • 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

  • 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.


Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 1399mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 24.3mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 4.1mg