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smoky fried green tomatoes with fresh garden salsa

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Wanda Harrison
Henderson, TN

My husband and I came up with this recipe after collecting a lot of produce from our home garden.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These fried green tomatoes are heavenly and perfect for summertime. Grilling the tomatoes first cooks them a bit before frying and infuses a smoky flavor. With a nice crunch, it also means they don't have to fry as long to achieve a perfect golden brown. The slightly spicy fresh salsa on top is the perfect accompaniment.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For smoky fried green tomatoes with fresh garden salsa

  • 3
    green tomatoes, sliced thick
  • 2 lg
    eggs, used as a wash
  • 1 c
    cornmeal or Panko crumbs
  • 1 c
    fresh homemade salsa
  • sour cream
  • 4
    fresh red tomatoes, diced
  • 1
    onion, diced (can substitute fresh scallions)
  • 2
    jalapenos, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • cilantro, chopped (amount up to you, reserve some for serving)
  • 1 dash
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make smoky fried green tomatoes with fresh garden salsa

  • Sliced green tomatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
    Slice green tomatoes. Rub olive oil, salt, and pepper on the tomatoes before placing them on the grill.
  • Grilling the green tomatoes.
    Place on a hot, smoky grill. Grill for 3 minutes per side. Cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Grilled green tomatoes dipped in cornmeal and egg.
    Take grilled tomatoes and dip in egg wash and cornmeal twice.
  • Frying the green tomatoes.
    Since tomatoes are already cooked fry slices in medium hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel.
  • Salsa ingredients combined in a bowl.
    Prepare the fresh salsa by combining all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Smoky fried green tomato with a dollop of sour cream and salsa.
    Place 2 slices on a serving plate. Top with a spoonful of sour cream and fresh salsa on top. Garnish with additional cilantro (optional).