Perfect Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Perfect Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Perfect Fried Green Tomatoes

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"I have been making fried green tomatoes for over 35 years, taught by my grandmother who is from down south. Over the years I have tried and made fried green tomato recipes and this is the one that is perfect. Cajun ranch sauce goes perfect with this crispy on the outside but smooth and creamy on the inside tomato."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Season tomato slices with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a shallow bowl. Pour buttermilk in a second shallow bowl. Mix cornmeal, parsley, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and cayenne pepper in a third shallow bowl.
  3. Dredge each tomato slice in the flour mixture to coat, dip into the buttermilk, and finish by pressing each side of the tomato into the cornmeal mixture to coat. Lay coated tomato slices onto a baking sheet; rest to let tomatoes absorb flavor of coating, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Gently drop tomato slices into the hot oil and cook until golden brown and floating, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on a plate lined with paper towel.
  6. Whisk ranch dressing, cajun seasoning, and hot pepper sauce together in a small bowl; serve with the fried tomato slices.
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  • Nutrition Disclaimer:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.
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Oct 01, 2014

OMG This was a fantastic recipe, the batter stayed on perfectly and the Cajan Ranch Sauce was excellent also! I decided to expermint and used 1 tomatoe that was riper. There is a reason they call it fried green tomatoes as the red one was mushy, I sure won't try that again. I have an over abundant supply of tomatoes and decided to try something different. I made the recipe exactly as written. You won't go wrong with this recipe. Loved, loved, loved it!

 
Jul 24, 2015

Just made is for my family and it was a huge hit!! Excellent recipe, will definetly make again!

 

3 Ratings

Jul 11, 2015

For those needing "cajun seasoning" for the dipping sauce but don't have it premixed... put together 1 tablespoon dried oregano,1 tablespoon paprika, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper and 1 tablespoon ground black pepper and use 1-2 tablespoons of this in 1/2 cup of Ranch Dressing depending on how spicey you like your dipping sauce. Use caution if you don't like spicey-ness.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 443 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 1923 mg
  • 77%

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

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