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!!!!
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.
Best fried green tomatoes!!! Really enjoyed the sauce as well. Thanks!
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!!!!
Loved it!! Didn't have cornmeal so used crushed lime tortilla chips and it was a hit!! Made the sauce too. Southern and sassy!!
I absolutely L-O-V-E-D this, Chef John!!! So very impressed indeed!!! I confess that I made a few adjustments to the recipe to fit my groove, for example, I used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil, red tomatoes rather than green (store's I went to really didn't have green tomatoes), chili pepper rather than cayenne pepper, wheat flour instead of the plain ole white flour, sea salt rather than regular salt, & I cooked my tomatoes for longer to make them a little more crisp. I was SO very pleased as well as impressed, & Chef John was not only a fabulous chef to learn from, but his positive & peppy attitude as well made it a fun experience for me!!! I WILL be back to check out some more of his recipes!!! Thanks from my mom & I!!! :-) ) ) P.S... Personally, in my opinion, no dip is needed for this recipe... It is great as is, I do recommend to cut the tomatoes just a tad thinner & maybe just tomatoes that are a little smaller if you prefer them a little more crispy, but don't get me wrong, they are still awesome his way too!!!
We live in the southeast and have eaten tomatoes cooked many different ways. This is by far the best!
* 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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