Fried Green Tomatoes

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large unripe tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices, ends removed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Hot pepper sauce, for serving
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
Directions

In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, garlic powder, and cayenne together. Pour the buttermilk into a separate bowl and season with salt and pepper. Dip the tomatoes in the buttermilk and then dredge them in the cornmeal mixture, coating both sides well.

Place a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and coat with the oil. When the oil is hot, pan-fry the tomatoes (in batches if necessary) until golden brown and crispy on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Carefully remove the tomatoes and drain on paper towels. Serve with hot pepper sauce and lemon.


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I ate fried tomatoes a lot as a kid from the tomatoes we grew. (Also, in a cream sauce This may sound weird, but we never used green tomatoes...my mother waited until they were ripe and fried them. They were great. Apparently, this is not done too often, as all recipes use the green. Does anyone fry red tomatoes? item not reviewed by moderator and published
perfect with the cornmeal included. I like to serve with Sriracha item not reviewed by moderator and published
Making these for an app for a ladies lunch. Made them last yr and they were great, and I didn't even realize the butter in the ingredient list wasn't mentioned in the directions, and I omitted the butter in error. I will make sure to include it this time, but if it was yummy w/o butter, it can only improve moreso with it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, not bland as some restaurants serve. Need to cook till the tomatoes are tender. I recommended this to my friend who gave me the green tomatoes. She and her granddaughter gave this recipe high marks. We will use this again! Thanks, Tyler! KarenLila watch the video. The butter is mixed with the oil to fry the tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What is the butter for? It's listed in the ingredients, but not in the directions? Just curious!?! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO GOOD! I've never made fried greens THIS good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe simply because it utilizes buttermilk. The use of buttermilk makes it truly more southern!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simply delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just like Grandma used to make. More cayenne needed though. I like mine with a kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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