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Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
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Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

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A quick and easy homemade salsa makes a mouthwatering addition to these fried tomatoes. The golden coating is so crispy, no one suspects the slices are light. —Ingrid Parker, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 1 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 4 medium green tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • FRESH TOMATO SALSA:
  • 5 medium red tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 tomato slices with 1/3 cup salsa equals 207 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 343 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 2 fat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and cayenne. In another shallow bowl, beat egg and milk. Place cornflake crumbs in a third bowl. Pat green tomato slices dry. Coat with flour mixture, dip into egg mixture, then coat with crumbs.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 4 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Fry tomato slices, four at a time, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown, adding more oil as needed. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Place fried tomatoes on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine salsa ingredients. Serve with the fried tomatoes. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Fried Green Tomatoes in Light & Tasty August/September 2006, p45

Nutritional Facts

2 tomato slices with 1/3 cup salsa equals 207 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 343 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 2 fat, 1 starch.

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"This is very good! I ran out of time to make salsa, but the tomatoes are great without salsa. Look forward to trying with salsa."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"Sounds great. Will try this soon. eggyfarts love name you go by. Very original."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"Very nice-also Fuddge-what does butter bread have to do with tomaotes???"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"THIS IS ABSOLUTY WONDERFUL.I AGREE I LIKE THE CORN FLAKES BETTER THAN THE CORN MEAL, ALTHOUGH I EAT BOTH.

AS TO WHAT IS BUTTER BREAD, MY FATHER SIMPLY OVER BUTTERED HIS BREAD AND IT WAS BUTTER BREAD. I KNOW AN ELDERLY LADY WHO ALWAYS BUYS BUTTER BREAD, FROM A CERTAIN BAKERY , I ASK HER WHAT IS BUTTER BREAD, AND SHE SAID, IT'S A LOAF OF WHAT THE BAKERY CALLS HOMEMADE BREAD BUT SHE ALWAYS CALLED IT BUTTER BREAD,BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT HER MOTHER IN SCOTLAND CALLED IT."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"What does Butter Bread have to do with Fried Green Tomatoes?"

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