Growing up in our family owned grocery store, I had a unique opportunity to learn about different fruits and vegetables. I saw many customers purchasing the green tomatoes we had on display and often wondered what they would be making with them and so I asked! I learned about fried green tomatoes and had to try it myself.
I gathered the ingredients and set out to make this traditionally Southern Dish.
Since that time in the grocery store, over 15 years ago, I have made this dish as a side and appetizer during the summer months. I am lucky enough to have a mother with a green thumb and so green tomatoes are readily available 😀
- 2 large green tomatoes
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup corn meal
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- Dipping Sauce
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon fresh ground horseradish
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons fresh chopped chive, for garnish
- Cut tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices.
- Set breading station, using three bowls. First place flour in a bowl add in salt, pepper and paprika. In the second bowl, add beaten eggs and milk. Mix well.
- In the last bowl, combine the panko and corn meal.
- Dredge tomato in flour, then the egg wash and then the panko corn meal mixture.
- Heat vegetable oil in large pan.
- Place breaded tomatoes in hot oil and cook until brown; about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
- In a bowl, mix together mayo, fresh ground horseradish, ground mustard, kosher salt, lemon juice and worcestershire sauce.
- Top sauce with chopped chive
- Serve alongside tomatoes
- Enjoy 🙂
The dipping sauce can be adjusted to include flavors you like. No fresh ground horseradish? You can use sriracha or another hot sauce. I also love making an herb dipping sauce by folding in fresh soft herbs like chive, oregano and mint! The sky’s the limit 😀
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