Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Tomorrow I will share more about Halloween as well as my birthday celebration including dinner at a beautiful restaurant that was on my to do list for over 5 years!! For now, I wanted to recycle this oldie but goodie since it didn't get much air time a few months back.

I recently ordered these out at a restaurant & while the taste was good they were the thinnest fried green tomatoes I've ever seen. I even had to ask if there were tomatoes in there. Other times there's too much batter or they're too thick & hard. I love these homemade ones so much that I'm sticking to 'em. They really are the best I have ever tasted!!!!!!


Vegetable Oil
2 Green Tomatoes, sliced 1/4" thick (makes about 8 rounds)
Flour
3 Eggs whisked
Breadcrumb mixture - Italian breadcrumbs mixed with Panko (Italian Style)
Garlic powder & dried basil

Heat about 2-3 inches vegetable oil over medium high heat. Mix breadcrumbs with garlic & dried basil. Dredge tomato slices in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg mixture & then breadcrumbs. Cook for about 3 minutes, then turn them over for their last minute. The tomatoes floated to the top when they were just about done.


Remove with slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel. Sprinkle with salt & parmesan cheese immediately. Let cool 2 minutes. They taste so good when they're not so hot!!!

My Thoughts:

I combined the breadcrumbs because I was low on one of them. Since they came out so good I will purposely do this again!


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45 comments:

Brooks said...

I am going to try this one. I love panko and anything with garlic and basil!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I always wanted to know what these tasted like- I LOVE tomatoes!! But where the heck do you find green ones??

Rebecca said...

I've never had this before - maybe it is time to try it out!

Kelly said...

I never had one of these and this is going to be our weekend recipe...looks delish!

Coco said...

I am sooo making these this week!! You seriously are going to make my ass huge!!

~Marie~ said...

I have wanted to try these for the longest time.... Frankly ever since I saw the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, which I loved! Thanks for posting this... I am so going to find some green tomatoes and give it a whirl one day!!

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

I'm thinking the Panko with the cornmeal would be a good combo...BTW, the bbq pizza roll came out the best!

KDLOST said...

oooh, i love the way this looks. tonight i am making chili... maybe sometime this week i can make these! :)

happy voting day!

Lump said...

I have to say I have never had a fried green tomato before. I do love tomatoes. I can eat them like an apple! :)

Kristina P. said...

Ummmmm, I am totally making these. Stat.

scargosun said...

I swear you read my mind. I needed a tried and true recipe for these as I have 4 green tomatoes on my counter just WATING to be fried. If I don't get called in to work tonight, I am making them.

rachael said...

yum!

Carrie said...

Oh joy!! I have four green tomatoes and I have some mistrust in the recipes I have found online! I will be making these tomorrow!

Tam said...

I love Panko Breadcrumbs! Fried Green Tomatoes are on the Menu at Lady and Sons! Take care I am off to VA for a bit!

Kiera said...

my mouth is watering!!!!!

ROXY said...

Yum, I've never had these but they sure do look delish!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had fried green tomatoes, but they look tasty!

Kacey R. said...

These are my ALL TIME favorite. I mean, if I were on a desserted island and could only eat one thing his would be a serious contender. My Grandma taught me how to make them and I can't wait to teach the kids. I'll have to try this version. My Grandma does regular meal with salt & pepper, and then she sprinkles a little sugar on top. YUM!

Kacey R. said...

Oh and don't forget to stop by and read yesterday's post. There is a little something for you. :o)

Jamey said...

wow those look good and I don't even like tomatoes!

Jenny said...

YUM! I haven't had fried green tomatoes in ages. They look fantastic! Have a great day!!

Jen said...

I was kinda worried about you. I was going to email you today to see if you were alright or if you fell off the face of the planet.
I have yet to try these but they are on my list. They look so good.
I can't wait to hear about your birthday celebration and see where you went.

jsprik said...

wow, these look amazing!! i have only hve fried green tomatoes a couple of times (but i love the movie!! lol), but i think i'm gonna have to try them again!!

Scary Mommy said...

There is nothing like a really good fried green tomato! Yum!!!!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I big puffy heart fried green tomatoes! Yum, yum, yum!!

Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

Have you seen the movie Fried Green Tomatoes? I love it!! We went to Whistle Stop Cafe on vacation once and had their tomatoes...yours look awesome!

sassy stephanie said...

Yuuummmmm.

newlyweds said...

Great Idea, I have always wanted to try Fried Green tomatoes! They look delicious!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Mmmmm...my mouth is watering!

Kim said...

Love fried green tomatoes. I usually put goat cheese on top of them while they are still warm. Then I serve them with corn salsa. Really yummy!

Yaya said...

Mmmmm....my hubby makes Fried Green Tomatoes every summer...so good!

Texas Mom said...

Never tried fried green tomatoes before -- BUT, I happen to have several green tomatoes growing right now in my backyard. I was JUST looking at them earlier wondering if the squirrels were going to beat me to them again (and the birds!)

I will most definitely give these a try, along with that artichoke dip you posted. ((SMACK!!)) I forgot the artichokes while at store today!! ack!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

First of all, I love that movie (Fried Green Tomatoes). Thanks for the recipe.

Sherry said...

Oh, my! These look scrumptious!! :D

Lisa Ann said...

This sounds wonderful!

Nanna said...

my husband loves fried green tomatoes, I love how you've got it prinayble, how'd you do that ?
Helen

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Yummo Steph those fried green tomatoes turned out great. I could eat a whole plate by myself. LOL

Pam said...

One of my very favorite things! I really wish I could eat some right now.

Darrin said...

Wonderful recipe! Some things just aren't the best they can be unless they're homemade!!

Rebeckah said...

I have always wanted to make these! Now, with this simple recipe, I can! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ace C said...

I've never liked them, but they taste so good.

Ace C said...

I mean look so good.

Angela said...

These look awesome - yours are so perfectly crispy and non-greasy. I have tried a different recipe that I wasn't crazy about. Looks like you have found a winner, so I'll try this one!

Life, Love And Lola said...

I LOOOOOVE Fried Green Tomatoes! Have you ever tried fried green beans? They rock too!

Little O' Me said...

You make me wish I liked tomatoes!!!