Fried Green Tomatillos

Fried Green Tomatillos


"A Tex-Mex variation on this Southern-American favorite. This version uses sour tomatillos instead of green tomatoes for a tangy bite! This dish is perfect served as a breakfast side dish, with red meat, or as part of a Mexican meal."


10 m servings 133 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 256 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place egg whites in a shallow bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, mix together cornmeal, herbs, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Dip tomatillo slices in egg whites, then dredge in cornmeal mixture turning to coat both sides.
  3. Fry tomatillo slices 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Be careful not to over cook; tomatillos should be tender, but not totally softened. Serve immediately.
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  1. 12 Ratings


Well, I hate being the first to review a recipe, especially when it's going to be a bad one. Sorry, but this was a complete waste of my beloved tomatillos. The seasoning in the cornmeal dominate...

this was not so good..I fixed them as it said and then fixed the rest like green fried tomatoes..which was so much better..use the whole egg. and cornmeal and flour mixed and season to taste coo...

I used flour, just like fried green tomatoes. They were GREAT!! I made them for our super bowel party & everyone LOVED them! They went fast!

I made these as my green tomatoes were not ready yet to harvest... I soaked them in buttermilk and dipped in Kentucky Kernal seasoned flour ( by Hodgens Mills) they turned out great...A great su...

I followed other reviewer's suggestions and used flour. They were actually pretty good. Made a pepper jelly-lime sauce for dipping, which really, REALLY helped them out.

Pretty good for our first tomatillo experiment. We used flour as we were out of cornmeal. Will make again!

I tried the recipe as written and agree with other reviewers. The cornmeal is overpowering. I did the second batch with buttermilk in lieu of the egg whites and mixed the seasoning with flour....

I recently discovered these little jewels in the grocery store so decided to buy a few. Had no clue what to make with them so turned to AR. I found this recipe and read the reviews. I followed t...

Very tasty with a change or two. Used the whole egg and flour instead of cornmeal. Used butter (why not??) and topped with jalapeno jelly. The trick is to fry them crispy not mushy.