We have been wanting to try fried green tomatoes for years now. I had been eyeing some green tomatoes at the farmers market, and then a friend of mine offered a bunch from her garden, so we decided to make a batch.
I love how pretty the tomatoes are!
Start by slicing your green tomatoes. They stay pretty firm even when fried, so I sliced them thick, but they didn’t have to be overly thick.
First, we dipped the tomato slices in flour.
Then we dipped them in a mixture of half egg, half milk.
Finally, we dipped in a breadcrumb mixture. We actually tried two different mixtures – one with breadcrumbs, and a different one using a mix of panko crumbs and nutritional yeast.
We prepared a big batch of tomato slices to be fried.
We heated up oil in a skillet, and fried the battered tomatoes, turning as needed. The slices floated in the oil, so they needed to be flipped, and you’ll need a decent amount of oil.
I tried both ranch dressing and sour cream with my fried green tomatoes. It was just the right balance in contrast with the acidity of the tomatoes. These are so delicious!