November 16th 2017 archive

Fried Green Tomatoes

Southern Success…

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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:

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Get yourself assembled and measure out the ingredients.

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Mix the flour with the seasoned salt, garlic powder and pepper.

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Slice your green tomatoes and let then sit on paper towel for a few minutes.

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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.

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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.

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Make sure your oil is hot before adding the battered tomato slices to the pan…

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and fry for a few minutes on each side until golden brown and crunchy.

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I like to serve them up with a yummy sweet chutney or jam and crumbled up goat cheese.

YUMMY!!!

xoxo

Jill 

P.S. I haven’t tried it yet, but was thinking how great these would be as a B.L.T..  😉