Fried Green Tomatoes

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Heather Haddo

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@iLuvDelicious

I've lived in a Southern state for over 6 years now and I've finally made these beautiful fried tangy delicious bites! The tomatoes in my garden may not all make it to red anymore.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

No need to travel to the Whistle Stop Cafe after you try this fried green tomato recipe. The buttermilk soak makes the breading really stick to the tomatoes and it doesn't fall off when frying. They end up with that iconic green tomato tart and buttermilk tang with a crunchy salt and pepper crust. These are just perfect! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

  • 4 medium
    green tomatoes or 3 large
  • 1 1/4 c
    buttermilk
  • 2
    eggs
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour plus 2 tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    cornmeal
  • ·
    oil for frying

How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes

Test Kitchen Tips
If they are frying too slow, up the temperature to 375 F.

Step-by-Step

  1. Slice tomatoes about 1/4 in thick.
  2. Mix buttermilk, eggs, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp of pepper, and the 2 Tbsp of flour together.
  3. Combine the flour, cornmeal, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp of pepper together in a bowl.
  4. Soak the tomato slices in the buttermilk mixture.
  5. Then coat them one at a time in the flour mixture.
  6. Oil should be 350 degrees. Cook in batches making sure you don't overcrowd them or overlap them. Turn around 3 times until nice and golden brown.
  7. Drain on paper towel. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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About Fried Green Tomatoes

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids



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