I am a culinary genius.
OK. Probably not, but this was freakin' delicious. So, I was in the gym, and as often happens, Paula Deen was on (as it turns out, her show is great motivation to work hard in the gym). She and her son Bobby were making Fried Green Tomato Burgers. I love fried green tomatoes. They're tremendous. These burgers looked great. But I thought to myself, "You know Fried Green Tomatoes don't have enough of? Bacon."
Well, myself - Challenge Accepted.
(I defy you to come up with a food that bacon does not improve - can't be done. Shrimp. Beef. Chocalate. Brussel Sprouts. Tomato bisque.)
So, as it turned the Deens rectified the situation with bacon shortly. But I was already hung up on my own ideas. Much like esteemed Libertarian idealogue Ron Swanson, I love breakfast food. I think it's appropriate for any meal. Breakfast however, is not where I shine in the kitchen. Out of necessity, I can grill up up a mean piece of bacon. On a good day, I can turn a decent omelet, make some solid french bread french toast (thanks, Bill!) and make passable, if visually unimpressive scrambled eggs. And that's about as far as it goes - everything else comes out of a bisquick box or hungry jack can. However, I was undeterred, and fried green tomatoes and eggs and bacon sounded like a good idea. I probably should have been more concerned that everything I knew about making fried green tomatoes came from the episode of TV that I was only half paying attention while in the middle of whatever the treadmill thought interval training was. (Sorry, I never read the Fanny Flag book or saw the movie. I prefer to retain my Man Card.)
Here's what I used:
Eggs (1 per sandwich)
Uncured Bacon (2 slices per sandwich)
Green Tomatoes (1 slice before Sandwich)
Seasonings you enjoy
Then I got my tomatoes ready. For those you who have never been south of the Mason-Dixon line, that's a green tomato on the right. It looks pretty much like a regular tomato, just firmer, less ripe, and green. That's because it is a regular tomato, just not ripe yet, and therefore firmer and green. No, I don't know whose bright idea it was to start cooking with unripe fruit.
Then, just scramble up some eggs, and put everything together on freshly toasted and buttered english muffins (I considered biscuits as well).