How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes

Learn how to fry up this classic Southern side dish

How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes
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When they’re finished cooking, sprinkle the fried green tomatoes with salt.

Slice your green tomatoes evenly. If you have a mandolin, use it — your tomato slices will all be the same thickness and it will save time.

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Pour flour into a wide shallow dish then dredge the tomatoes in the flour — the slices should be coated on all sides with the flour.

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Dip the flour-coated tomato slices into a mixture of egg and buttermilk, shaking off the excess.

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Then, immediately dip the tomato slices into a mixture of flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Shake off any excess breading. The tomato slices should be coated on all sides with cornmeal but there shouldn’t be any clumps.

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Heat your oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a large deep pot. Fry the tomatoes a few at a time (so that the temperature of the oil doesn’t drop) until they are golden brown and crisp. When they’ve finished cooking, drain the fried green tomatoes on a paper towel. Sprinkle the fried green tomatoes with salt before serving.

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.


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