I don’t like tomatoes, except in sauce or falling apart baked in something but I do LOVE fried green tomatoes. Yes it took me a while to work up the courage to try them out but I am so glad that I finally did. The flavor is it’s own thing. It’s own amazingly delicious thing!
The first year I grew tomatoes they were like pretty flowers yum yeah crazy I know. Now I do two things with them. Make marinara (I’ll share the recipe when I make my first batch this year) and make friend green tomatoes.
- Green Tomatoes
- Lemon Juice
- Garlic Salt
- Italian Seasoning
- Panko Bread Crumbs
Note: I’ve made these for vegan friends by skipping the milk step and using Ener-G for the egg step.
First make fake buttermilk by adding some lemon juice to milk. You just want enough milk to dip your tomatoes in. Next slice your tomatoes in 1/4 inch slices. In a plastic bag add enough flour to coat all your tomatoes, garlic salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to taste (I do a couple of good shakes of each). Then dip the tomatoes in the milk. Then drop in the flour bag and shake and let sit for a couple seconds. I do this step in batches. Then dip the floured slices in a whipped up egg and then in Panko bread crumbs. I like to flip the slices, press down and flip a couple times so I know they are well coated. Finally fry in hot oil until golden brown.