New This Month

Under 30 Minutes

Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

8

Nothing compares with the juiciness of summer tomatoes. This year, go beyond the expected with this side dish of tart, crispy fried green tomatoes.

  • Prep:
  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2008

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 2 medium green tomatoes (both ends sliced off), each cut crosswise into 4 slices
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, such as safflower

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper, and set sauce aside.

  2. Place flour, eggs, and cornmeal each in a separate bowl, and season each with 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning.

  3. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with paper towels. Working with a few slices at a time, dip tomatoes in flour, then eggs, and finally cornmeal.

  4. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Working in two batches, fry tomatoes until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side; transfer to baking sheet, and sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately with sauce.

Reviews Add a comment