Fried Green Tomato Pizza

Fried Green Tomato Pizza
Staff Writer
James Boyce

Fried Green Tomato Pizza

You may think there's nothing better than a fried green tomato at the peak of their season, but that's until you try them topped on a cheesey, gooey pizza. 

4
Servings
2760
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the hot sauce

  • 2 Cups Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1/4 Cup molasses
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

For the fried green tomatoes

  • 4 green tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup buttermilk
  • 3 Cups canola oil
  • 1/2 Cup flour
  • 3 Tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/8 Teaspoon dried thyme

For the pizza

  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 6 Cups high-gluten flour, plus extra for kneading
  • 2 Cups hot sauce
  • 16 slices fried green tomatoes
  • Pinch of dried oregano

Directions

For the hot sauce

Place the hot sauce in a small pot and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Whisk until well combined and set aside. 

For the fried green tomatoes

Heat the canola oil in a medium-sized pot to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk until well combined; set aside. In another small bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, and seasonings.  

Dredge the pieces of tomatoes1 at a time first in the flour mixture, and then in the egg mixture, shaking off excess flour as you go. Dip the dredged tomatoes into the flour for the last time. 

Fry the slices of tomato in the oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes a side. 
 

For the pizza

In a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the oil, the yeast, sugar, salt, and 2 cups of warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes to activate the yeast. Stir in the flour to make dough. Transfer the dough to floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Quarter the dough and place each ball into a zip-lock bag. Let sit at room temperature for 3-4 hours to let the dough rise.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. If using a pizza stone, let it heat for 45 minutes inside the oven. Place a ball of dough on a floured table top. Working from the center, gently flatten the dough with your fingertips, working outward. Stretch the dough to 10-inch diameter and move onto a pizza board. 

Spread 1/2 cup of hot sauce over dough, leaving a 1-inch crust. Take 1/4 of  the cheese and cut into 1/2 inch slices and arrange evenly on top of the sauce. Place 4-5 slices of fried green tomatoes on top of the cheese. Slide the pizza onto a round baking sheet or onto the pizza stone and bake until golden brown and bubbling, about 12-15 minutes, longer if you're not using a pizza stone. Repeat steps for the next 3 pizzas. 
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
202g
100%
Sugar
44g
49%
Saturated Fat
29g
100%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
216g
100%
Protein
30g
65%
Vitamin A, RAE
73µg
10%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
33mg
44%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
122µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
233mg
23%
Choline, total
34mg
8%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
19g
76%
Folate, total
262µg
66%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
188mg
59%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
748mg
100%
Selenium, Se
37µg
67%
Sodium, Na
4893mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
291g
11%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Fried Green Tomato Shopping Tip

Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Fried Green Tomato Cooking Tip

Southern and comfort food is often rich and heavy, be sure to include lots of greens and vegetables with these dishes.