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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 each: 207 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g 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


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I_Fortuna User ID: 8342880 228176
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"My first encounter with fried green tomatoes was in Mazatlan at a restaurant called "Tomato". They served them with a kind of Thousand Island dressing. From then on I was hooked. The salsa version looks good too, however, instead of adding sugar, I would add diced pineapple which is a great compliment to many fried foods especially tomatoes."

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Muhranduhh89 User ID: 8282262 222199
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"Great recipe! But instead of a salsa sauce , I use a chipotle aioli sauce and top it off with crumbled feta cheese ! Delicious !"

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jpdakine User ID: 4580757 164192
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."

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luvmy2cats User ID: 5767967 142923
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

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

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eggyfarts User ID: 6734152 82436
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

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

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Fuddge User ID: 5322023 164191
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."

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cadamsorama User ID: 1532981 157383
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

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

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cadamsorama User ID: 1532981 82433
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"Re: Fried Green Tomatoes

I think this is the best Fried Green Tomato Recipe I have ever made. I have never liked the Corn Meal coating as it tastes gritty to me, but I love the crushed corn flakes. And I felt the recipe to be fairly easy. Maybe a few more steps, but well worth the extra steps and time.
CAdams, Tracy, Ca"

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Dottie654 User ID: 3628981 91717
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2009

"boom-booms......please educate me. What is Butter bread, and can we buy it or do we have to make it?"

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Ryman User ID: 876172 91566
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2009

"The recipe isn't QUICK or easy. I just use salt, flour, and cornmeal and fry in cooking oil. They are a meal in themselves. Love them. Charmaine G., Nashville, TN"

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