Fried Green Tomatoes are a traditional Southern recipe. Like so many Southern recipes, it’s fried. That means that it’s at least half as healthy, but twice as delicious. So, if you’re looking to experiment with a southern treat grown in your iHarvest, this might be a fun crowd pleaser. Just try to pace yourself, and your heart will thank you.
It’s not difficult to make fried green tomatoes, and it’s possible that you have more tomatoes than you know what to do with growing in your indoor garden. Slicing up some green, unripe tomatoes for a fun appetizer may be just the solution.
Prep Time: approx. 20 min.
Cook Time: approx. 4 Minutes.
Ready in: 30 minutes or less
- 1 egg
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup fine cornmeal
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon salt and
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper OR ½ tablespoon Cajun seasoning if you want more kick!
- 3 large green tomatoes or 30+ green cherry tomatoes
- ¼ cup vegetable, peanut or olive oil
- Cut your green, unripe tomatoes to a thickness of ⅓ to ½ inch and lightly sprinkle salt the interiors. Set them aside for at least 5 minutes while you move to step 2.
- Set out three small bowls.
- Bowl 1 – Add flour and pepper or Cajun seasoning if you’re feeling brave.
- Bowl 2 – Add buttermilk and egg, then whisk the egg and buttermilk together.
- Bow 3 – Cornmeal and breadcrumbs.
- Fill your cast iron skillet to ¼ to ½ inch with your choice of oil. Place on medium heat and allow it to heat up to ~375° F for frying.
- Dip your green tomato slices in each bowl, starting with the flour and pepper, then buttermilk and egg, and finally cornmeal and breadcrumbs.
- Add your tomatoes to the skillet and cook on each side until golden brown. Cherry tomatoes should require about 1 minute on each side, while full size tomatoes should require about 2 minutes on each side.
- Enjoy your fried green tomatoes!! Consider dipping them in a savory sauce made of two parts mayo and 1 part buttermilk. Then mix it with lime juice or vinegar for tang and something hot like Cajun seasoning or hot sauce to taste.
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