I had my first taste of a fried green tomato about a year and a half ago when we moved to the south and instantly fell in love with them. I loved the crunch that the chef created and how he paired it up with a sweet goat cheese sauce that totally complemented the bitterness of the tomato. I was then determined and went on a mission to recreate this dish at home. There was a lot of mixes being made and frying going on and unfortunately very little success happening. I researched a bunch of recipes, but still couldn’t get it right. Then… Panko happened and success was mine.
Here is what you will need:
- 3 green tomatoes
- 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon Lawry’s Season Salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- olive oil for frying
Here is what you will need to do:
Get yourself assembled and measure out the ingredients.
Mix the flour with the seasoned salt, garlic powder and pepper.
Slice your green tomatoes and let then sit on paper towel for a few minutes.
Blot the top of the slices to remove any extra moisture and start heating up about an inch of olive oil in a frying pan.
Time to get ready to batter. Coat the tomato slices in the seasoned flour mixture, then dip in the beaten eggs and finish them off with a good coating of the panko breadcrumb.
Make sure your oil is hot before adding the battered tomato slices to the pan…
and fry for a few minutes on each side until golden brown and crunchy.
I like to serve them up with a yummy sweet chutney or jam and crumbled up goat cheese.