The BEST Fried Green Tomatoes

The Best Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

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Susanne Heartsill

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@docheart

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

  • 1Pick 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.
  • 2Mix 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.
  • 3Mix wet ingredients...crack 1 egg in bowl. Mix with milk. Whisk together.
  • 4Bathe tomato slices in egg mixture. Then dredge in flour mixture.
  • 5Transfer 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.
  • 6My 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