Fried Green Tomatoes
Southern Fried Green Tomatoes are seasoned with a cornmeal flour mixture, then deep fried to perfection. They’re golden and crispy on the outside, and taste incredible when served with a variety of dipping sauce recipes!
What is a Fried Green Tomato? Classic fried green tomatoes start with firm fruit that is unripened and green (or sllightly pink). Slices are dipped in seasoned breading A traditional green tomato recipe is dredged in a buttermilk mixture, then deep fried in a cast iron skillet (ad) The secret to a crispy green tomato If you remember the Whistle Stop Cafe in the Fried Green Tomatoes Movie The dredging method used is similar to how we prepare other fresh veggies like okra, squash and zucchini.
What does a Fried Green Tomato Taste Like? Green slices taste more sour than sweet, but soften and change flavor once they’re fried. They become milder, but still a little tart, which balances nicely with their crispy coating.
There’s nothing quite like tangy green tomatoes after they’ve been dredged in a flavorful batter and deep fried. The only thing better is dunking them in hot sauce, buttermilk ranch dressing, or homemade blue cheese dip. Oh my goodness!
4 large green tomatoes
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 make it :
Slice tomatoes 1/2 inch thick. Discard the ends. 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 flourto coat.
Then dip the tomatoes into milk and egg mixture.
Dredge in breadcrumbs to completely coat.In a large skillet, pour vegetable oil (enough so that there is 1/2 inch of oilin 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. ENJOY
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