Fried Green Tomatoes

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The summer crop of tomatoes is almost here. SomeĀ  gardens are reporting some reds but many are still green. Why not get a jump on them and fry them up, green! Here is a southern style recipe for preparing them. Let us know your variation on your recipe!

Adapted from All Recipes – Best Fried Green Tomatoes by Diana Swenson-Siegel

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large green tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying

HOW TO PREPARE

1. Slice tomatoes 1/2 inch thick. Discard the ends.

2. Whisk eggs and milk together in a medium-size bowl. Scoop flour onto a plate. Mix cornmeal, bread crumbs and salt and pepper on another plate. Dip tomatoes into flour to coat. Then dip the tomatoes into milk and egg mixture. Dredge in breadcrumbs to completely coat.

3. In a large skillet, pour vegetable oil (enough so that there is 1/2 inch of oil in the pan) and heat over a medium heat. Place tomatoes into the frying pan in batches of 4 or 5, depending on the size of your skillet. Do not crowd the tomatoes, they should not touch each other. When the tomatoes are browned, flip and fry them on the other side. Drain them on paper towels.

One Response to “Fried Green Tomatoes”

  1. Alison July 27, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    These are awesome and tasty! I had some leftover raw onions that I battered and fried as well. Next time I make them, I will use less flour (3/4 cup will suffice) and double the cornmeal/breadcrumbs mix. I mixed 1 part honey with 2 parts ranch dressing to make a sweet dipping sauce. Yum.