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1 extra large
extra virgin olive oil
green tomatoes, sliced
OMGOODNESS! I think the cornmeal adds a little crunch to this normally soggy side. I love them this way. This is always how I make fried green tomatoes. I use some salt and pepper, too. Try this: dip the tomato in egg then flour then egg then cornmeal. If desired, add the salt and pepper to the flour. YUMMMMMY!
Lose the egg and use milk instead (better yet, buttermilk). Add more seasonings! There is no way 3 tablespoons will give you 1/4 inch of oil in the bottom of a large fry pan, and, as another reviewer mentioned, a good southener would never use olive oil for fried "t'maters".
From a transplanted Alabamian...
my boyfriend was a cook in a really nice southern restaurant, and he dipped them in milk instead of egg and fries them in canola oil. I think they come out a lot better without the 'eggy' taste.
A good Southern cook knows that OLIVE OIL would drown the flavor of Fried Green Tomatoes! YUK!
This recipe needs tweaking for us. I fried one, using Canola Oil, and tasted it, then added garlic salt, onion powder, and garlic pepper to the cornmeal mixture, MUCH better with the additions.
Wonderful recipe! All I added was salt and pepper, and changed the oil to vegetable cooking oil. I didn't measure it, just poured it in the pan and used what I needed. When I was finished, I addedthe egg/milk mixture to the remaining cornmeal mixture; mixed it into a dough, formed small cakes with it and fried it in the same oil the tomatoes were fried in. YUM! My husband loved it! This was the first, and only recipe I'll ever try. It is perfect!
Sadly, I have to agree with some of the other reviews. The Olive Oil overpowers the delicate taste of the green tomatoes and the smoke point of the Olive Oil does not allow them to get crispy enough.
The cornmeal is good, though. It's authentic in parts of the south.
No one in my family liked this dish. Perhaps it's an acquired taste. It was easy enough to make however, I had to double the egg and milk to have enough. I would suggest frying in vegetable oil since olive oil tends to burn easily if it gets too hot.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Southern Fried Green Tomatoes
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 92
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