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fried green tomatoes

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Dave T.
Cades Cove, TN

Fried green tomatoes are an Appalachian, Southern favorite in the spring and summer time. Stories have been written, movies made, and even an old-time traditional song called "Home Grown Tomatoes" mentions this simple un-ripe fruit delicacy. There must be a thousand ways to fix them and like options everybody has their own, this is mine...

(1 rating)
yield 2 -4 adults
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For fried green tomatoes

  • 2
    green tomatoes, sliced 1/8-1/4 in thick
  • buttermilk to cover
  • Dash
    liquid smoke
  • Dash
    kitchen bouquet
  • 1 c
    cornmeal/flour mixed to dredge
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    paprika, smoked
  • 1/8 tsp
    chipotle chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2 c
    peanut oil to fry

How To Make fried green tomatoes

  • 1
    Mix together butter milk, liquid smoke and kitchen bouquet. Wash and slice green tomatoes 1/8-1/4 inch thick, soak tomato slices in buttermilk at least 30 min over night is even better.
  • 2
    Mix all dry ingredients together in bowl, set aside.
  • 3
    In a cast iron skillet heat peanut oil to 350, dredge each slice of tomato in the dry mixture and brown on each side until golden, do not over crowd, remove and drain on paper towels.
  • 4
    Have them on the side or try a BLT using them, I like mine with a little yum yum sauce. Here's Bea's recipe