Fried Green Tomatoes

Aug
17

Post by community member:

Frost is just around the corner and when it hits it usually leaves us with with many, many, many green tomatoes. It’s a good thing they will ripen off the vine, most of them anyway.

We have so many green tomatoes right now that we decided to fry a few of them. First I sliced up some green tomatoes and zucchini. I used ‘San Marzano’ and ‘Ailsa Craig’ tomatoes. I think the ‘Ailsa Craig’ tomatoes were juicier and just better for this particular purpose. I also sliced some zucchini to fry with the green tomatoes. We have a lot of that right now too!

I mixed up some cornmeal and flour, about half and half, added salt, pepper and onion powder.

In another bowl I mixed a couple of eggs with some water and beat them until they were foamy.

I put the slices into the egg,

then into the cornmeal-flour mix. Some people (hubby included) like to “double dip” for frying. “Double dipping” is putting the wet veggie into the the egg and flour twice – egg, flour, egg, flour. I don’t like to do this as it fills the egg bowl with dried stuff and just makes a big, goupy mess.

Turn the slices over and fill the holes with the dry mix.

Put them into the hot oil in the pan.

Fry the battered tomatoes and zucchini in the oil until they are a golden brown. Fry them as long as possible to cook the vegetables until tender.

Mmmmm! Fried green tomatoes and fried zucchini! Let them cool a bit before you try to eat them. They will be very hot!!

You can pick them up right off the plate and eat them with your fingers, or you can be fancy and eat them with a fork on their own little plate. You can also serve them as a side dish with dinner.


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Comments

  1. Pam says:

    Mmmmmmmmm, we love fried green tomatoes at our house. My husband’s aunt bakes them. His uncle has a heart condition and she doesn’t allow him to eat anything fried. She says they come out pretty good.

  2. psmflowerlady/Tammy says:

    Yummmmm!! I have an aunt who lives in FL and doesn’t get “good” PA/OH tomatoes and when she comes to visit in the summer, I always try to fry some up for her. A friend of mine told me that I could can them and I did so using wide mouth pint jars – thinking that would be perfect service size for she and her husband. Gave her two pints in July – they’re gone. Apparently they were good. I’ve never used cornmeal in my flour, but it sounds good and I’ll give it a try. Now you’ve got me hungry and it’s barely past breakfast!

  3. Sheryl - Runningtrails says:

    Canning green tomatoes for frying is a great idea! I will have to do that!

    We fry everything possible. We even have a good stainless deep fryer that sits out on the counter. We use it a lot.

    All fats are not created equal. Olive oil is actually good for a heart condition.

  4. Sandra says:

    I love fried green tomatoes, too! A local restaurant sells a Fried Green Tomato BLT sometimes during the summer….it is yummy!!
    Canning green tomatoes is a great idea….Tammy, Sheryl, or someone, how do you do it….same raw pack as for ripe tomatoes????

  5. AspenFlower says:

    YUM! Fried Green Tomatoes! Thanks for posting this recipe. I’m definitely going to give it a try tomorrow.

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