The BEST Fried Green Tomatoes

The Best Fried Green Tomatoes

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Susanne Heartsill

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I discovered this recipe after a storm knocked 5 green tomatoes off my tomato plant. They seemed fine and instead of throwing them away, I made up this recipe from ingredients already in my pantry. My husband grew up in the deep south eating fried green tomatoes and enjoys my version very much. I hope you like them.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
A bunch
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • ·
    green tomatoes
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    self-rising buttermilk corn meal
  • 1/2 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1
    egg
  • 2 Tbsp
    milk
  • ·
    vegetable oil
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • ·
    pepper
  • ·
    cayenne pepper if desired

How to Make The BEST Fried Green Tomatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Pick several green tomatoes from your garden (or local farmer's market). Slice tomatoes approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Set aside. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and add about 1/4 inch of vegetable oil. A deep fryer will work as well.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients...flour, corn meal (I used self-rising) and panko bread crumbs. Add a pinch of salt and cracked black pepper. This is also where I add about 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper...this is entirely up to the chef to use or not depending on your family's preference.
  3. Mix wet ingredients...crack 1 egg in bowl. Mix with milk. Whisk together.
  4. Bathe tomato slices in egg mixture. Then dredge in flour mixture.
  5. Transfer tomatoes from dry mixture to oil with caution. Fry each side until it lightly browns (about 3 minutes each side for 1/4 inch thickness) then transfer to papertowel. Blot the remaining oil off the tomatoes and lightly season with salt to taste. Serve immediately.
  6. My family enjoys eating these with Ranch dressing.

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About The BEST Fried Green Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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