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Fried Green Tomatillos Recipe
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Fried Green Tomatillos

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"A Tex-Mex variation on this Southern-American favorite. This version uses sour tomatillos instead of green tomatoes for a tangy bite! This dish is perfect served as a breakfast side dish, with red meat, or as part of a Mexican meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place egg whites in a shallow bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, mix together cornmeal, herbs, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Dip tomatillo slices in egg whites, then dredge in cornmeal mixture turning to coat both sides.
  3. Fry tomatillo slices 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Be careful not to over cook; tomatillos should be tender, but not totally softened. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 10, 2010

I used flour, just like fried green tomatoes. They were GREAT!! I made them for our super bowel party & everyone LOVED them! They went fast!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 14, 2006

Well, I hate being the first to review a recipe, especially when it's going to be a bad one. Sorry, but this was a complete waste of my beloved tomatillos. The seasoning in the cornmeal dominated the tom's, and clashed with them. I'm going to try again but just dredge them in flour and s&p. Thanks anyway.


12 Ratings

Mar 10, 2008

this was not so good..I fixed them as it said and then fixed the rest like green fried tomatoes..which was so much better..use the whole egg. and cornmeal and flour mixed and season to taste cook in a little olive good..try that..

Jul 21, 2010

I made these as my green tomatoes were not ready yet to harvest... I soaked them in buttermilk and dipped in Kentucky Kernal seasoned flour ( by Hodgens Mills) they turned out great...A great substitute in winter when green tomatoes are not available

Jul 05, 2010

I followed other reviewer's suggestions and used flour. They were actually pretty good. Made a pepper jelly-lime sauce for dipping, which really, REALLY helped them out.

Oct 11, 2011

Pretty good for our first tomatillo experiment. We used flour as we were out of cornmeal. Will make again!

Apr 28, 2012

I tried the recipe as written and agree with other reviewers. The cornmeal is overpowering. I did the second batch with buttermilk in lieu of the egg whites and mixed the seasoning with flour. Was very good!

Feb 08, 2014

I recently discovered these little jewels in the grocery store so decided to buy a few. Had no clue what to make with them so turned to AR. I found this recipe and read the reviews. I followed the reviews advice using egg, flour and lots of fresh ground pepper. Fried them until golden and served with scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast! Delicious!! Added more to grocery list!!


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  • Calories
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 256 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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