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Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.
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  • I_Fortuna
    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.

  • Muhranduhh89
    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 !

  • jpdakine
    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.

  • luvmy2cats
    Jul 30, 2014

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

  • ConnieK
    Aug 19, 2012

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  • eggyfarts
    Aug 1, 2012

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

  • Fuddge
    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.

  • cadamsorama
    Sep 1, 2009

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

  • cadamsorama
    Sep 1, 2009

    Re: Fried Green TomatoesI 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

  • pjh139crosskeys
    Aug 3, 2009

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