Fried Green Tomatoes

Living in Florida, nothing says “Southern” like fried green tomatoes.  The funny thing is… I remember growing up on an Ohio farm in the storybook town of Troy with my Mom making these every tomato season as if it were a Northern tradition. Word would spread throughout the day that she were going to fry tomatoes that night, and neighbor kids from all up the hill would visit and snack on these tasty delights as if it were a celebration.  In a way, it was a celebration… a celebration of the tomato!

To make these tasty treats, all you need are a few ingredients and a garlic aioli sauce for slathering.

Fried Green Tomato Recipe:
  • Green Tomatoes
  • Panko crumbs
  • salt & pepper
  • eggs
  • parmigianno reggiano cheese, grated
  • olive oil
1. Slice tomatoes 1/4″ thick
2. Dip in egg, panko crumbs, then parmesan cheese.
3.  Drizzle olive oil in 10″ skillet and heat enough to fry tomato.
4.  Place tomatoes all around, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and fry on one side to a golden brown underneath.
5.  Flip over carefully using 2 forks to leverage the tomato.
6. Fry until golden and carefully remove and place on paper towels.
7.  Continue in batches, adding more olive oil as needed.  Be sure to place additional paper towels in between layers of tomatoes as needed also.

Garlic Aioli Sauce Recipe:
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 T fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
Combine the garlic, egg, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper in a food processor and puree.  Add the oil slowly and continue processing until the mixture has formed a thick emulsion.


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One Response to Fried Green Tomatoes

  1. Terence says:

    Very interesting and awesome fried green tomato recipe.

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