“Fried Green Tomatoes” is one of my favorite movies. The food fight scene is probably THE BEST food fight scene, EVER. Every time I watch it I always tell myself I need to make fried green tomatoes but I never did until last week when I saw beautiful luscious large green tomatoes from Walmart. I grabbed a couple and planned on making ’em as a side dish to hamburgers for our Labor Day weekend grub. Cravings and curiosity, satisfied!
I recorded a video of it too but as always, don’t expect something Food Network worthy. I’ll try to navigate my small kitchen as I record more food and cooking videos in the future so please bear with me. The full recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes is posted after the video.
Fried Green Tomatoes
- 2 large green tomatoes
- oil for frying
- 1 cup flour
- sprinkle of powdered lemon-pepper (+more for aioli)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- salt & pepper
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- sprinkle of paprika and chili powder
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- sprinkle of garlic powder
- couple of drops of hot sauce c
- hopped scallions for garnish
- In one paper plate, season flour with lemon pepper. Stir together.
- Beat two eggs with milk then season with salt and pepper. In another paper plate, season Panko breadcrumbs with sprinkle of paprika and chili powder. Stir together.
- Slice the green tomatoes about quarter-inch thick. Lightly season with salt and pepper. One slice at a time, drench the tomato in flour them in the egg mixture then coat with the Panko breadcrumbs. Repeat with the remaining tomato slices.
- Heat up oil in a pan. Fry each side, 3-4 slices at a time, 2-3 minutes. Do not overcrowd the pan.
- MAKE AIOLI: Mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon-pepper, garlic powder, hot sauce, salt and pepper. (Add a little bit of brown mustard too is you want.)
Serve fried green tomatoes as a snack or as a side dish. I served mine alongside burgers and fries.