In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Fried tomato sandwich

by | Jun 23, 2011

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina.

For many, a tomato sandwich is a quick and easy snack for those long summer days spent outside. Brian and Lisa take this concept to a new level with this flavorful recipe for a fried tomato sandwich. This is a great opportunity to use beefsteak tomatoes and other larger varieties from your garden or farmers market. The fried bread crumbs add a crisp texture to the tomatoes, while the cream cheese and herb mixture adds a layer of rich flavor.

This recipe can be enjoyed throughout the summer as more field tomatoes become available. Thanks to the abundance of greenhouse tomatoes in North Carolina, you also can save this recipe to enjoy during cooler months.Tomatoes are now available at most farmers markets and roadside stands. To find a location near you, go to