Easy Fried Green Tomatoes
I am in love with the Easy Fried Green Tomatoes. I am making this for time to come.
I have never made fried green tomatoes before, a little bit messy but worth the work. Though I do not like to fry things much I thought to give this a try since my husband also likes them, he is from the south and there they like their fried food :-)
Anyhow, I know many versions use milk, buttermilk, corn flour, flour etc but I just wanted to keep it simple. I pretty much wanted to enjoy the tomato rather than the coating so I only used eggs and panko, my favorite. I never use bread crumbs anymore because even the plain ones contain the lovely hydrogenated oil, aka trans fats, among other unhealthy crap.
Here you can see that I first dipped them into the eggs and finally in the panko before frying! A bit messy :-)
They were pretty good I must say, specially with a little bit of sweet and sour chili sauce :-)
Easy Fried Green Tomatoes
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 25 minutes
2 lbs of green tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick approximately.
2 organic eggs, beaten
2-3 cups of panko crumbs, maybe a tad more
1 tsp celtic of salt
Pinch of pepper
Olive oil for frying
In a medium mixing bowl place the beaten eggs. In another bowl place the panko crumbs with the salt and pepper. These is your assembly line.
Pour enough oil in a frying pan to coat the bottom. Heat over medium heat. Using your assembly line - eggs, and panko, dip the tomatoes in the egg mixture, and then into the panko. Shake off any excess.
Sprinkle a couple of bread crumbs into the oil, if it sizzles it’s ready. Fry the tomatoes until light golden brown on each side. About 2 minutes per side.
Transfer them onto a plate, previously covered with paper towels, and fry all the tomato slices. Served while still warm.
Your fried tomatoes look fantastic. I will have to try them. By the way, isn’t Panko fantastic. I love the crispness it provides when frying.
I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new vegetarian photo gallery showcasing the best vegetarian dishes and recipes on the web.
I’ve always wanted to try making these…they look fabulous. When I finally get my hand son some green tomatoes I’ll definitely be revisiting this recipe!
Sure will do :-)
Oh, how I love a good fried green tomato!! So perfectly delicious! Back in september my husband and I went on vacation to Myrtle Beach, where at one restaurant we had very crunchy thick fried green tomatoes served with goat cheese!! To die for!
what a great idea to make deep fried healthy to lower the guilt factor :) looks delicious and the photos are stunning!
I must go get some green tomatoes and this recipe! Pictures are gorgeous!
Thanks everyone for the kind comments :-)
These look really, really good! We’re featuring side dishes over at the M&T Spotlight this week and I’d love for you to submit this: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight
My Mom and I used to always have these every year. We used cracker crumbs, but otherwise did the same thing ! Sooooo good :)
My Mother made fried tomatoes not just green ones My favorit were red and dipped in flour and salt and Pepper fried crispie loved them . My husband not so much I have to eat them all.Its ok with me.!! thank you all !!!
I use the same recipe but have one additional step: I use about 1/4 cup of flour, with the salt and pepper mixed in. I dip the tomatoes in the flour before the egg and then panko, as it helps the egg stick to the tomato.
I use a similar combination for pounded boneless breast cutlets (my wife’s favorite chicken), and it is also delicious with fish fillets.
I usually use olive oil, but have also used vegetable and canola oils with good results.
Thanks for letting me know :-)
thanks the great recipe
These turned out great!