Crispy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Crispy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Do you have a ton of unripe tomatoes at home? If you do, make them into these crispy southern fried green tomatoes! This recipe by HOME COOK HERO is the best. Tomato slices are coated with a secret breading mixture and then deep-fried until crispy and golden brown. The flavors are just amazing. Once you try one, you’ll understand why it’s a Southern classic.


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These fried green tomatoes are crispy on the outside and juicy and soft on the inside. The breading is perfectly seasoned, which complements well with the tangy flavor of the green tomatoes. Making this Southern side dish is super easy! They are great for appetizers or snacks. Serve it with the homemade spicy remoulade dipping sauce or any of your favorite dipping sauces.

Here’s another tomato recipe for you that you might like: Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

Easy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes Ingredients

  • green tomatoes
  • salt
  • cooking oil
  • parsley (for garnish)

For breading:

  • 1 cup of Louisiana fish fry
  • 1 cup of cornmeal or corn flour blend
  • 1/2 cup of panko breadcrumbs
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs (whisked with a pinch of salt/pepper optional)
  • 1 cup of flour (unseasoned)

For the dipping sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons of mayo
  • 1 tablespoon of cajun sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of horseradish
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh minced garlic or to taste
  • dash of hot sauce
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or to taste)



How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes

Step 1:

Start by cutting green tomato into slices. Lay them flat in your work surface and sprinkle both sides with salt to draw out the moisture. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, then using a paper towel remove the extra liquid.

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Step 2:

Get three shallow bowls – (1) flour, (2) whisked egg, (3) corn flour with breadcrumbs, Louisiana fish fry, and salt.

Step 3:

Coat the tomato slices with flour, dip into the egg, then coat with the corn flour mixture.

Step 4:

Add a generous amount of oil into a pan over heat. Once it reaches, 350F, add the coated tomato slices and cook each side until brown and crunchy. Once done, place on a wire rack lined to remove excess oil. Sprinkle salt on top.

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Step 5:

Make the dipping sauce by combining all ingredients in a bowl.

Step 6:

Serve the fried green tomatoes with the dipping sauce.


Crispy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Crispy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes recipe

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