Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fried Green Tomatoes

My mom had about 30 green tomatoes that weren't ripening this week and she had no idea what to do with them. I told her I would take them and look up a recipe and figure out how to use them. I decided to make Fried Green Tomatoes although I never tasted a green tomato before. I found a recipe online and then posted it on facebook for all my southern friends to take a look at before I went ahead and used the recipe. I got some yeses and deicded to give it a try. I found this recipe on all recipes and in the commnets section someone suggested a dipping sauce. So I made that with a little smoked paprika added for an extra kick. The recipe calls for a quart of oil, I certainly did not use that much.  Just enough to cover the bottom of the pan by about an inch.  The tomatoes and the sauce were both a big hit with Steve's family. I'm so glad I tried them! Thanks Mom next time I'll make them for you!

Fried Green Tomatoes


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


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 flour to 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 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
Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup mayo
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 tablespoon horseradish
1 tsp smoked paprika
dash of salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate. Serve with fried green tomatoes.

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Spryte said...

Michele... I've been dying to try these!! It's been on my 'things to make' list for at least two years! Now I want to try them even more!!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

They sure look good to me! :)

Marcellina said...

I've tried these before but not with the dipping sauce which sounds delicious! I must try it!

Ellie said...

My tomatoes were very late this year also and I have many green ones. I will give this a try Sunday when the kids come over for dinner!!! Thanks :)

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

This looks great especially with the dipping sauce! Paprika is an awesome spice and perfect for something like this.