Recipe by Chef John
"Fried green tomatoes are a southern American classic. Such an easy recipe! Serve with a little dollop of spicy remoulade sauce (which is southern for tartar sauce). Oh yeah."
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4 (1/2 inch) slices
freshly ground black pepper to taste
cayenne pepper, or to taste
sweet pickle relish
hot sauce, or to taste
These were the BEST fried green tomatoes that I've ever had! My family loved them. I paired it with Chef Johns crockpot pot roast (made mine in the oven and tweek'd it a bit with beer) with mashed potatoes, mushrooms, onions and carrots. It was delicious!!!!
Did this recipe twice. First time, to me, was 4-star. To make it 5-star, for my family and I, I ditched the cornmeal, subbed buttermilk for the regular milk and doubled it, and used a LOT more cayenne (bringing it closer to the recipe I've always used). Follow the actual process of preparing the tomatoes and cooking them. These steps are very important and Chef John has laid them out very well. When finished, I used my own remoulade recipe (relish, mayo, lemon juice, hot sauce, cayenne, paprika, s&p, blended smooth), and stacked my tomatoes with crab cakes, with the remoulade (mixed with tiny salad shrimp) over all. DELISH!!!!
I have always wanted to try fried greens since the movie came out and finally with the help of Chef John hilarious video I took the leap. I was not expecting much just a novelty food and I was pleasantly surprised--these things are pretty good. Will have to work on my southern drawl next. Another home run--thanks Chef John
This recipe is excellent! I usually shy away from any vegetable but so very happy I tried these. This is the third time in a month!!! It is a wonderful way to use up those end of the season green tomatoes in the garden. Did not change anything in the recipe. Just make and enjoy! Thanks Chef John.
These were so easy and delicious, even for a novice like me! I would not change a thing! I followed the directions EXACTLY, setting out the tomatoes to drain, keeping them in the flour for a while, pushing in the cornmeal, and this is the first time the coating didn't come off something I was trying to fry! I made these to accompany Chef John's Crab Cakes, which were also wonderful!
Best fried green tomatoes!!! Really enjoyed the sauce as well. Thanks!
I have wanted to try fried green tomatoes since the movie came out and Jessica Tandy had that heavenly smile when she them.
Well Chef John I was not disappointed! These are awesome!!! Followed recipe to a "T". Now my only problem is "How will I ever be able to eat a vine ripened tomatoe again"? LOL
Just delicious! The sauce is a hoot loved it too and can spice it hot!truly a keeper. 10 stars wouldn`t be enough!
Do not look any further for another Fried Green Tomato recipe; you will not beat this one. The most novice cook will look like a 5 star chef serving these. Follow Chef John's advice and you will be a Southerner in no time. I used Italian panko bread crumbs and added one additional egg white to the two whole eggs and milk station. Please make sure you let them set for 10 to 15 minutes once breaded as I believe it makes all the difference. Also, make sure to follow the step regarding drawing out the water from the tomato slices. The remoulade sauce puts this dish over the top. Liked the movie, loved the dish.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Fried Green Tomatoes
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 209
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