Deb's Fried Green Tomatoes

Deb Rosdahl Recipe

By Deb Rosdahl milwife05

10 Min
10 Min

I was just playing around with different ways to fix fried green tomatoes to make them less boring (if there is such a thing) and came up with husband loves loves loves these. He says they are the very best he has ever had. I must say they are pretty yummy and quite satisfying. The seasonings mixed with the cheese just adds a special taste that would compliment just about any dinner as a side or as an appetizer. I hope you Enjoy! :-)

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2 large
green tomatoes
eggs, whole & beaten
1/4 c
cooking oil/olive oil
1/2-3/4 c
parmesan cheese, grated works best
1 Tbsp
basil, dried or fresh
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1 dash(es)
sea salt, finely ground
1 pinch
black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

In a shallow frying pan heat oil over medium heat until you see tiny bubbles around the bottom of a wooden spoon or a toothpick...this is "Rachael Rays" secret to telling if the oil is hot enough or not. :-) It really works :-)

I normally do this after I get everything else prepared...that way the oil is not getting over heated.
Slice the green tomatoes into even thin (but not too thin) slices. I slice them to 1/8" thickness.
in a pie pan mix the parmesan cheese, basil, garlic powder, salt & pepper together.
In another medium bowl whisk together the eggs until well blended.
Soak the tomato slices in the egg mixture for at least 2 minutes.
Dip the egg-soaked tomato slices in the Parmesan cheese mixture, coating both sides.
Carefully place tomato slices in the heated oil one at a time, leaving enough room in the pan so you can easily but gently flip the slices over slowly...this goes fast after the oil is heated so watch that the tomatoes do not start to burn; if they do, then turn down the heat and/or start with fresh oil. You don't want brown looking tomatoes.
Cook to the desired doneness and test with a fork. I remove these and place them on a pretty plate after both sides are a golden brown (not dark brown). Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Food on the Run
Hashtag: #tasty

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Bea L. BeachChic
Jun 24, 2011
Wow, Deb, these look and sound wonderful! I like the cheese and garlic powder addition. Thanks!
Deb Rosdahl milwife05
Jun 24, 2011
Hi Bea..thanks and I hope you love them too :-)
Bea L. BeachChic
Jun 24, 2011
Oh, I know I will. I normally just batter them with flour, salt and pepper so this will really give them more flavor.
Eryn Cooper-Shiflet ladyace15
Jul 11, 2011
These look great and I LOVE fried green tomatoes!!!!! Will definitely be giving these a try :-)
Dawn Kropp dchelle98
Jul 18, 2011
Yum! Tried out your recipe tonight, they were delicious :) Thanks for sharing... (I especially liked the ones I cut a bit thinner)
Bea L. BeachChic
Jul 21, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Bea L. BeachChic
Jul 21, 2011
Deb, these are yummy!!! It's a keeper recipe. Thanks!:)
Deb Rosdahl milwife05
Jul 26, 2011
You are welcome Bea...I am so glad you liked them :-) Have a wonderful day :-)
Deb Rosdahl milwife05
Aug 7, 2011
So happy to see you *all like the recipe =) Have a great day!
Aug 11, 2011 - Bea L. shared this recipe with discussion groups: Calling all Garlic Lovers I Love Everything.....
Loretta Jasper shadowbaddo
Dec 10, 2011
My dad used to fry tomatoes (red and green)for breakfast to go with his bacon and eggs...he never floured or battered them at all, and they were tasty enough, but....So thanks for sharing this great recipe....I always used to use flour and salt and pepper and fried in bacon grease, but I am certain yours will be the best....