Fried Green Tomato Mozzarella Burger with Remoulade Sauce

Sep
2013
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posted by on Bread, Chicken, Featured, Main, Sandwiches, Vegetables

Hello there, sunshine.

IMGP7117 Have you ever had a burger topped with a fried green tomato?

No?

You’re about to.

Ok, so, if I haven’t shared with you, I have a burger fascination. I will find a reason/excuse to grill burgers. Even if I have just recently had one or if my husband may or may not be dieting.

Julie Grimes from Cooking Light inspired this post of mine – yes, she got my wheels churning. She recently shared her best-burger-she-ever-had-experience at Holeman and Finch in Atlanta – a house ground 50/50 brisket and chuck, which sounds amazing – I will be grinding some shit up later this week.

In the meantime, here’s my Mozzarella cheeseburger topped with a fried green tomato – oh, and remoulade sauce.

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 {see those Frito’s? – buy a big bag of them and dip them in cottage cheese!!!}

Fried Green Tomato Cheeseburger with Remoulade Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt (like Lawry's)
  • 4 slices Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 green tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 package burger buns
  • Remoulade Sauce:
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Combine chicken through sesasoned salt; form into burger patties and refrigerate.
  • Grill or heat over medium high heat in a saute pan until done; add cheese slices. Set aside and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Mix together the flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper.
  • Dip each tomato slice in egg, then flour mixture. Lay each one on parchment paper or foil.
  • Heat oil to 375 (or medium high heat).
  • Fry each tomato slice 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Combine all ingredients for the Remoulade sauce in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Generously slather Remoulade sauce on each side of the buns, and layer burger and tomato slices.
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Julie, you’re a girl after my own heart, sister. Question – did you have a local beer to accompany this burger? A nice Cabernet? Just curious.

So, we’re about to go down the list of my fave burgers.

Ready?

1. Vestavia Bowl. This would be Vestavia Hills, AL. Holy Lord. This ranks #1 because not only did I hang out here for a few years as a kid – but it’s the absolute perfect combination of a well seasoned beef patty, melted cheese, lettuce, thinly sliced tomato combined with pickles and of course the expected ketchup/mayo/mustard combo. WAIT. They butter the bun and toast it before putting it all together. These are things you just don’t appreciate when you’re a kid. Wish I could go back and tell my kid self what to appreciate.

2. Milos. This is the shit. Eat it. And get tons of the “Milo’s Sauce” and roll around in it.

3. Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger. Don’t hate. This LITERALLY is burger porn. I have no more words for this burger. Whether or not you click on this someday you’ll end up eating it and go home wanting it to be a part of your life permanently. Like, you’ll want to marry it.

4. GVD in Hoover, AL. A.K.A. Green Valley Drugs. My Berry High School people will know exactly what I’m talking about. The burgers are fantastic and the shakes are better than Dairy Queen.  The end. Just watch out for who you might run into to.

What’s your favorite burgers??

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