Recipe For Fried Green Tomatoes – Delicious and Easy to Make!
Need a great recipe for fried green tomatoes? Here, is a delicious, super easy way to use the abundance of left over green tomatoes that you didn’t know what you were going to do with. I have always loved fried green tomatoes and I love experimenting with new ways of making them. So, I’ve put together a few different versions of my favorite recipe for fried green tomatoes. The first is a basic recipe and the other recipes are spin offs.
Recipe For Fried Green Tomatoes
This recipe for fried green tomatoes is made with eggs and breadcrumbs or cornmeal.
- 8 to 12 green tomatoes, sliced 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Flour for dusting
- 4 eggs, beaten (note: these fried green tomatoes can be made without eggs as well
- 2 tbsp. of milk (to be added to eggs when beating)
- Breadcrumbs or cornmeal
- Vegetable oil or the traditional (bacon grease)
- First of all sprinkle some pepper and salt on all the tomato slices. Then lightly dust the tomato slices with flour and set aside while you beat the eggs and milk in a separate bowl
- Note: the salt actually draws out the moisture in the green tomato slices
- Dip tomato slices one at a time in beaten eggs, let excess egg mixture drip off, then coat each tomato slice with breadcrumbs or cornmeal depending on what you prefer using or in my case whatever is handy in my kitchen.
- Fry coated tomato slices in hot oil or (bacon grease if you prefer) on medium temperature until golden brown, turn gently (cook each side for about 3 minutes). Be careful not to fry on too hot of temperature as they burn easily and too, low of temperature the coating seems to float off the tomato slices.
- If you are making a large amount as this recipe calls for after frying each batch keep warm in a low oven 200 to 250 degrees until ready to serve. But it is best to eat fried green tomatoes as soon as they are cooked.
- I tend to make a large batch of these as my family just loves them. If you are just trying the recipe out or cooking for only two people, you can scale down the recipe by half or a quarter.
There has been the odd occasion where there are no eggs in the fridge, so I’ve just gone ahead and followed the same recipe just omitting the eggs and frying them the same as the above instructions.
I’m pretty good at improvising, and if I don’t have the exact ingredients the recipe calls for, I substitute what I don’t have for what I have on hand in my pantry. This is where most of my new recipes seem to start from “creative improvisation.”
Recipe For Fried Green Tomatoes Video
I hope you get a chance to try this recipe for fried green tomatoes and look for my next recipe post which adds a little twist to this basic recipe.