Fried Green Tomatoes

written by Jessica Chiasson Wood on May 23, 2011 in Breakfast and Brunch and Cajun and fried with 58 comments

Hands down this is my favorite brunch meal.

Fried Green Tomatoes are a traditional dish served throughout the Southern states, made from unripe green tomatoes.

Great for breakfast, brunch or as a side.

You will need:

2 firm green tomatoes

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup milk

1 egg beaten

2/3 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 quart Peanut Oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


Slice unpeeled tomatoes 1/2 inch thick. Discard the ends.

Whisk eggs and milk together in a medium-size bowl. Place flour onto a plate. Mix Panko breadcrumbs and salt and pepper on another plate. Dip tomato slices into the flour to coat. Then dip the tomatoes into the milk and egg mixture. Dredge in Panko breadcrumbs to completely coat.

In a large skillet, pour peanut oil (enough so that there is 1/2 inch of oil in the pan) and heat over a medium heat. Place tomatoes into the heated skillet in batches of 2 or 4, depending on the size of your skillet. Do not crowd the tomatoes; they should not touch each other. When the tomatoes are browned, flip and cook on the other side until browned. Drain them on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.

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