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Chef John's Fried Green Tomatoes

Chef John's Fried Green Tomatoes

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Chef John

Chef John

Fried green tomatoes are a southern American classic. Such an easy recipe! Serve with a little dollop of spicy remoulade sauce (which is southern for tartar sauce). Oh yeah.

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  • Calories:
  • 514 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.6g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 1248 mg
  • 50%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Place tomato slices onto a rack over a paper towel. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and let slices stand for 15 minutes for the salt to draw out extra juices.
  2. Mix cornmeal and bread crumbs together in a bowl; stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste. Beat eggs with milk in a separate bowl. Place flour into a third bowl.
  3. Pat tomato slices dry with paper towels. Lay slices, one at a time, into flour; flip to coat both sides and let slices rest in the flour for about 30 seconds. Remove each slice and dip in egg mixture, then into cornmeal mixture, coating both sides of each slice thoroughly. Spread crumbs onto all sides and into tomato crevices with a fork. Rest tomatoes on rack for 10 minutes to let coating set.
  4. Combine sweet pickle relish, mayonnaise, and hot sauce in a small bowl to make the remoulade sauce.
  5. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; heat vegetable oil with butter until butter melts, bubbles, and makes a sizzling sound. Fry tomatoes in the hot butter-oil mixture until tomato slices are slightly soft and coating is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Use a spatula and a fork to flip.
  6. Transfer fried green tomatoes to a serving platter and serve with remoulade sauce.
  7. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Mignon's Filet
10

Mignon's Filet

2/23/2014

These were the BEST fried green tomatoes that I've ever had! My family loved them. I paired it with Chef Johns crockpot pot roast (made mine in the oven and tweek'd it a bit with beer) with mashed potatoes, mushrooms, onions and carrots. It was delicious!!!!

cz375hh
7

cz375hh

8/12/2013

I have always wanted to try fried greens since the movie came out and finally with the help of Chef John hilarious video I took the leap. I was not expecting much just a novelty food and I was pleasantly surprised--these things are pretty good. Will have to work on my southern drawl next. Another home run--thanks Chef John

Sophie
4

Sophie

3/17/2014

Did this recipe twice. First time, to me, was 4-star. To make it 5-star, for my family and I, I ditched the cornmeal, subbed buttermilk for the regular milk and doubled it, and used a LOT more cayenne (bringing it closer to the recipe I've always used). Follow the actual process of preparing the tomatoes and cooking them. These steps are very important and Chef John has laid them out very well. When finished, I used my own remoulade recipe (relish, mayo, lemon juice, hot sauce, cayenne, paprika, s&p, blended smooth), and stacked my tomatoes with crab cakes, with the remoulade (mixed with tiny salad shrimp) over all. DELISH!!!!

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