Southern Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
This common southern appetizer is a crispy and crunchy deep-fried delicacy. Covered in a buttermilk batter and coated in a breaded panko crust this Southern Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe is simple, delicious, and perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce.
Servings: 6 Servings
- 2 lbs Firm Green Tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons Salt
- 1½ cup Flour
- 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
- ¾ cup Buttermilk
- 2 large Eggs
- ⅔ cup Cornmeal
- 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
- ⅓ cup Canola Oil or other oil with a high smoke point
Slice the tomatoes into 1/4-inch sized slices.
Place the sliced tomatoes in an even layer on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet and sift salt over them. Cover with paper towels and let sit for 10 minutes.
Place 3 shallow bowls in a row next to your stove (where you'll be frying the tomatoes).
In the first bowl combine the flour and spices, in the second bowl whisk the buttermilk and eggs together, and in the last bowl mix the cornmeal and breadcrumbs.
Coat the tomatoes in the flour mixture covering both sides.
Dredge the coated tomato into the buttermilk mixture, making sure to get both sides covered.
Finally, cover the tomato slice in the cornmeal and breadcrumb mixture. Repeat these steps for each tomato.
Heat the oil to 360º F and clip a candy thermometer to the side to keep watch the temp remains at this point.
Using a spatula or flat slotted spoon slide the coated tomato into the oil. Fry for 3 minutes on each side. Repeat until all the tomatoes are fried.
Place the fried tomatoes onto a wire rack sprayed with cooking spray while the others cook.
Serving: 1tomato | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 2479mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1324IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg