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Zesty Fried Green Tomatoes


I've wanted to try fried green tomatoes ever since the movie came out in the 90s.   I've never seen them on a restaurant menu here in NH and I managed to miss out on trying them the few times I've traveled south.    While picking up corn at the farm, I noticed they had baskets of big beautiful green tomatoes too.   Score!   

I brought them home with me, and went searching for a recipe on the Taste of Home site.    I printed this one, and then my day got away from me.   The second day on the counter, my tomatoes weren't quite as green.   I sliced them up and slapped them in the freezer on some parchment in a single layer.    When they were solid, I put them in a ziptop bag.

Yesterday I had time to cook them up.   I defrosted them in the fridge, blotted them well and proceeded with the recipe.   Minor changes-  instead of garlic salt, I used Roasted Granulated Garlic.   I sprinkled kosher salt on the tomatoes after they were fried.   I sat and admired my finished tomatoes and thought, I have bacon and sourdough bread and lettuce!  


I assembled all of it into an amazing fried green tomato BLT.     I'm not a mayo fan, usually I use ranch.   I didn't bother with a sauce this time, I was too anxious to eat.  For the remaining tomatoes I think I'll do a riff on a remoulade using sour cream and Greek yogurt.  

So happy that I finally tried these!  I loved the crispy flavorful coating, the slightly tart bite of the tomato.    It worked perfectly with some salty, bacon, crisp cool lettuce and hearty bread.  Thanks so much to Gladys G for sharing this fantastic recipe!


Zesty Fried Green Tomatoes

Zesty Fried Green Tomatoes
Yield: 6
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal

Ingredients

  • 4 medium green tomatoes -- cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil -- (1/4 to 1/2)

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle both sides of tomatoes with salt; let stand for 10 minutes. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs.
  2. In another shallow bowl, combine the cornmeal, cheese, flour and seasonings. Pat tomatoes dry. Dip in eggs, then coat with cornmeal mixture.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium heat. Fry tomatoes, a few at a time, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown, adding more oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

Notes

Source: "http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/zesty-fried-green-tomatoes" Recipe is no longer available on the website.

Green tomatoes, fried, BLT
Lunch, Dinner, Snack, Side dishes
American

 

 


Comments

  1. This is definitely one of my favorite things about summer! And on a BLT...oh my gosh...absolute HEAVEN!!! These looks so crispy...and zesty...well I'm sure that puts them over the top!

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  2. I wish I could find green tomatoes! I had them in South Carolina and loved them. Saving your recipe.

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  3. WE get green tomatoes all summer long at the farmer's market! YUM!

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  4. I love fried green tomatoes and these look so good on a sandwich! Love the bit of red pepper. I always try to pull a couple of my plants before they turn red.

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  5. I've only had fried green tomatoes a few times but really enjoyed them. Would love to make them at home - and nobody else will touch them, so win for me! No sharing!

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