Hominy Grill's Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Hominy Grill's Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

The perfect summer dish by itself or served as a side, fried green tomatoes are at once hearty, fresh, and filling. Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC shares their recipe for this beloved Southern dish, coating their tomatoes in a savory layer of Parmesan-encrusted breadcrumbs. 

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2
Servings
1100
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Only use green tomatoes—once they start to become ripe and turn pink they do not fry as well.

Ingredients

For the breadcrumbs

  • 3 Cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, pressed

For the fried green tomatoes

  • All-purpose flour, as needed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Cup of milk
  • 1 green tomato

Directions

For the breadcrumbs

Combine all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until blended, about 30 to 45 seconds. 

For the fried green tomatoes

Using 3 shallow bowls, fill one with the all-purpose flour, another with the egg wash, and another with the breadcrumbs.

Slice the tomato into ¼ inch thick slices. Dredge the slices in the flour, then the egg wash, and then lastly the breadcrumbs.

Fry the slices in a deep fryer or a large skillet, turning them over when one side is brown. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
25g
28%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Carbohydrate, by difference
174g
100%
Protein
54g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
124µg
18%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
1251mg
100%
Choline, total
54mg
13%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
335µg
84%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
136mg
43%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
17mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
813mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
84µg
100%
Sodium, Na
2924mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
246g
9%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Hominy 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.

Hominy Cooking Tip

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