Jennifer's StoryI had first tried Fried Green Tomatoes at a local restaurant. They were sliced almost paper thin and the breading wasn't great so I tried my own version which came out flavorful and great!
green tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
italian bread crumbs
panko bread crumbs
salt, to taste
oil, for frying
1Using a medium-sized skillet, fill about 1/4 with oil and let heat on medium-high heat.
2Meanwhile, set up breading station using a small to medium bowl for the eggs, one plate with Italian bread crumbs and another plate for the Panko crumbs. Salt tomato slices with salt (to taste) and dip into egg mixture then in Italian bread crumbs. Dip the tomato in the egg mixture once more and then into the Panko crumbs. Repeat until all tomato slices are breaded.
3Place three to four tomato slices into the oil and fry for 1 to 2 minutes and gently turn the tomatoes over using tongs. Allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
About this Recipe
Lee Ann Stafford LeeAnnKY - Jul 31, 2011
have you ever tried them dipped in cornmeal mix? i was raised eatting fried green tomatoes and that is how my grandmother always fixed them and how i fix them today if you want to try something a lil different.
Jennifer Bass jenniebug1978 - Jul 31, 2011
I will remember that. I haven't tried them with the cornmeal mix. I didn't really start liking tomatoes until sometime last year.
Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Sep 5, 2011
Fried green tomatoes, I remember the first time I made them couldn't believe how delicious they were, would never of believed it, the movie with that name came out and I thought I am going to try to make them, will have to make some again, our tomatoes haven't ripened much yet and its Sept? weird, got lots of green ones to choose from.
Jamie Ball cadesmom - Feb 18, 2012
*Smile* One of my favorite reactions is the one of someone who is first trying fried green tomatoes. A friend of mine is from Hawaii and thought I was out of my mind when I served them. He just knew they'd be disgusting. Until he took the first bite lol. He finished the plate of them. I haven't tried them with just bread crumbs. Sounds like a great combination! My Mom always made them with a seasoned flour/cormeal mixture. It amazes me how many variations there are on this recipe.
Maxine LaCombe Mainelyinspired - Apr 29, 2012
I Love fried green tomatoes...I substitute 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese for 1/2 of the plain bread crumbs.