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Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Reviews for Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes

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MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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 !"

MY REVIEW
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?"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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?"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"my mom just washed and sliced green tomatoes (not too thin) rolled in seasoned flour and fried in butter; also canned for the winter using pint jars and green bean method. we still eat them this way. my personal favorite is on butter bread as a side to fried fish. (dad always made butter bread with fish just in case you caught a bone-you have a chaster)"

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