Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

If you enjoy fried green tomatoes, you will LOVE the Whistle Stop Sandwich. Combining fried green tomatoes, avocado, bacon, white cheddar and an egg makes the perfect ratios of savory and salty.

The Whistle Stop Sandwich is a fried drippy egg, avocado, cornmeal crusted green tomato, cheddar and bacon on soft pumpernickel. Crunchy, creamy, sweet and savory. #tomatosandwich www.savoryexperiments.com


 

The Whistle Stop Sandwich is awarded the best sandwich of the year! Fried green tomatoes, avocado, white cheddar, bacon and fried egg on pumpernickel bread.

Creamy, yet crunchy. Cooling, yet hot. Crunchy, yet smooth. It is an interesting mix smashed between soft pumpernickel that will awaken your taste buds.

My fried green tomato sandwich is modeled after a local eatery called Miss Shirley’s. If you are ever in the Baltimore/Washington DC area, I highly recommend making a trip.

The Whistle Stop Sandwich is awarded the best sandwich of the year! Fried green tomatoes, avocado, white cheddar, bacon and fried egg on pumpernickel bread.

I love it so much, we ate there (together, gasp) on the morning of our wedding! It was a special treat to escape to Miss Shirley’s for lunch when I used to work a desk job too.

Although I’ve never had a bad meal there and I try to order something new different, I always come back to a few of my old favorites. The Southern Slammer, after which my Whistle Stop Sandwich is modeled, and the shrimp and grits. Both have Miss Shirley’s delicious fried green tomatoes.

overhead plate of fried green tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are where it’s at and you can’t get them many places. Even less, get them done right. Here they are also crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Just perfect. I was craving them so much and Miss Shirley’s isn’t open for dinner, that I started to make them myself!

I initially made the Whistle Stop Sandwich for lunch, but ate it again the next morning for breakfast… and then brinner (breakfast for dinner). Packed with the superfood avocado, protein, carbs and vegetables, it is a power sandwich to get any busy day started, keep it going or put the perfect ending on.

The Whistle Stop Sandwich is a fried drippy egg, avocado, cornmeal crusted green tomato, cheddar and bacon on soft pumpernickel. Crunchy, creamy, sweet and savory. #tomatosandwich www.savoryexperiments.com

If you love sandwich recipes, here are some of my other favorites:

The Whistle Stop Sandwich is a fried drippy egg, avocado, cornmeal crusted green tomato, cheddar and bacon on soft pumpernickel. Crunchy, creamy, sweet and savory. #tomatosandwich www.savoryexperiments.com
The Whistle Stop Sandwich is awarded the best sandwich of the year! Fried green tomatoes, avocado, white cheddar, bacon and fried egg on pumpernickel bread.

Whistle Stop Sandwich (Fried Green Tomato, Bacon, Avocado, Fried Egg and Cheddar Sandwich)

5 from 2 votes
The Whistle Stop Sandwich is a fried drippy egg, avocado, cornmeal crusted green tomato, cheddar and bacon on soft pumpernickel. Crunchy, creamy, sweet and savory. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices fried green tomato
  • 4 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 4 slices sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado pitted and thinly sliced
  • 4 strips of bacon halved cooked to desired crispiness
  • 2 fried eggs cooked as desired

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place pumpernickel slices on a baking sheet with 1 slice of white cheddar on each slice. Bake for 2-3 minutes or until bread is warm and cheese is turning opaque and starting to melt.
  • Add 2 slices of fried green tomato, 1/2 avocado, 4 strips of bacon and an egg to each sandwich.
  • “Tighten it up” as my nephew says….. meaning smoosh down all fillers to a height appropriate to stuff in your mouth. Enjoy!
  • If you tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it went! 

Notes

** To make a perfect round egg for a sandwich, use a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter. Hold down tight with a spatula or tongs (I couldn’t because I had to take a picture!) When whites have set, flip and cook as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 854 kcal, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 64 g, Saturated Fat: 21 g, Cholesterol: 251 mg, Sodium: 1023 mg, Potassium: 879 mg, Fiber: 10 g, Sugar: 2 g, Vitamin A: 1200 IU, Vitamin C: 19.4 mg, Calcium: 481 mg, Iron: 3.6 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 854
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried green tomato sandwich
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Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    this looks so tasty and I cant wait to try this I have never eaten anything like this green tomatoes and fried eggs wow what a great combination with avocado! Thanks!