Fried green tomatoes are a Southern staple, and they’re also delicious! If you’ve never tried one before, this recipe is the best way to start—it’s easy to make and results in crispy wedges with just a hint of tartness from the tomato slices. Whether you’re entertaining friends or just want something fun to snack on at home, I promise these will be loved by all who try them.
To make the batter:
For the batter:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika (preferably smoked)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
and onion powder, if you like onions on your fried green tomatoes.
Gather your ingredients.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or more to taste)
Prepare the tomatoes.
The first step is to wash and dry the tomatoes. Then, cut them into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Cut each slice in half and remove their seeds and core.
Make a smooth batter.
To make the batter, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk together until combined.
Add buttermilk and whisk until smooth. Then add water and whisk again until smooth. Finally add egg and whisk again until smooth (this will create an airy batter).
Heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 C).
To get the perfect fried green tomatoes, you first need to heat your oil to 375 degrees F (190 C). This is the temperature that fries up golden brown on the outside and tender inside. It’s best not to use a thermometer for this recipe because you need some room for error; if you’re too hot or too cold, it could ruin everything!
If you don’t have one already–and even if you do–we recommend investing in an instant-read digital cooking thermometer before trying this recipe. It’s inexpensive and easy to use: just stick it into whatever food you’re cooking until it reaches its desired temperature (make sure not to let any part of your hand touch anything but air), then adjust accordingly based on what kind of food is being cooked (for example: steak needs higher temperatures than chicken).
Cook the tomatoes until golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes per side.
Fried green tomatoes are best when they’re crispy and golden brown, not black. If you cook them too long, the center of your tomato will be hard and dry instead of tender and juicy.
If you’re using small or very thin slices of tomato as in this recipe, cook them for about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown (don’t worry if there are some dark spots). If using larger wedges or halves, increase your cooking time to 4-5 minutes per side–but watch closely so they don’t burn! Use a spatula to flip them over halfway through cooking time so both sides cook evenly.
When done frying, transfer cooked tomatoes onto paper towels lined plate to soak excess oil up before serving hot with your favorite dipping sauce or dressing
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Season with salt and pepper. Take it to the next level with pepperjack cheese, honey mustard dressing, or fried egg! A delicious alternative is to pair fried green tomatoes with an avocado ranch slaw ! Also try out this recipe for spicy sriracha mayo ! You can also find other great recipes at Homemade Hoagies !!!
And there you have it! The perfect fried green tomato recipe. These tasty treats are the perfect appetizer for summertime cookouts or just an afternoon snack. So go ahead and give these crispy delights a try today!