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The Best Fried Green Tomatoes

The Best Fried Green Tomatoes The Best Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce

Here is this New England yankee's version of a Southern classic. The cornmeal and panko crumb crust is what sets this recipe apart from others.













Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


4 large green tomatoes
2 large eggs
½ cup milk, 1%
or 2%
¾ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup bread crumbs
2 teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
Emeril's BAM, or your favorite blend, divided
1 ½ cups canola oil
or vegetable oil, for shallow frying
Buttermilk ranch dipping sauce
¼ cup salad dressing, creamy ranch
low fat buttermilk
¼ cup sour cream, light
2 tablespoons red hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon chives
snipped (optional)


  1. Slice tomatoes about ¼ inch thick. Discard the ends.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and one-third of the seasoning blend; set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl or deep plate, mix together the flour and one-third of the seasoning blend; set aside.

  4. In another bowl/plate, mix together the cornmeal, panko crumbs, salt, pepper and remaining seasoning blend; set aside.

  5. Dip tomato slices first into the flour mixture to coat; shake off excess. Dip into the egg/milk mixture, coating well, but letting excess drip off. Dredge and coat well in the cornmeal/panko mixture, patting in lightly so it will adhere well. Let breaded slices set at least 30 minutes on a rack in the refrigerator.

  6. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium to medium-high heat (oil is ready when a small bit of excess breading is dropped in and oil begins to sizzle immediately). Fry tomatoes in oil in batches of 4 or 5 slices, depending on the size of the slices (they should not touch each other), for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.

For the sauce: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate if not using right away.

These tomatoes also go well with chipotle mayonnaise and buttermilk lime dressing.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Have never made fried green tomatoes, this recipe sounds yummy, and the photo look so appetizing. Shared this recipe with photo on FB, wow, it triggered lots of people's fried green tomato memories...

over 10 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 240g (8.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 67678% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 59g 90%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 899mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 6% Iron 14%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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