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Last Updated on December 6, 2020

paleo fried green tomatoes

 

I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen the movie Fried Green Tomatoes 100 times, but before today, only had the dish once.  My mom considers tomatoes only fit for salsa or spaghetti sauce so it’s no wonder that this dish never graced our table when I was young.

paleo fried green tomatoes

Anyhow, I was bumping around a new market and saw these and immediately thought, OK I have to try to make fried green tomatoes.   Look at these babies, they are just begging to get eaten.

paleo fried green tomatoes

This recipe is super simple.  Batter and fry and you’ve got a tasty side dish for dinner.  They cook up quick and man are they good with hot sauce.  Now, if you want to kick it up a notch you can add a second coating of crushed pork rinds before you fry them.

 

paleo fried green tomatoes

paleo fried green tomatoes
Yield: 2

Fried Green Tomatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large green tomato, sliced
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Put the coconut oil in your pan and warm.
  2. Crack the egg into a bowl and add the water. Whisk and set aside
  3. Combine the tapioca flour, garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper and place the mixture on a plate.
  4. Take the slices of tomato and dip it into the egg wash.
  5. Then coat it with the tapioca mixture.
  6. Place the slices in your hot oil and fry for 5 minutes or until the coating starts to brown. Flip and repeat.

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paleo fried green tomatoes

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Kristen

Wednesday 9th of September 2015

Hello I was wondering if you think these would work well with an egg replacement such as ener-G or a flax egg? Thanks so much!

Kelly Bejelly

Thursday 10th of September 2015

I've never used either with this recipe hun. Is ener-G similar in texture to an egg?

Anne - Mommy Has to Work

Thursday 26th of September 2013

I;ve never had these but always waned to try them

HilLesha

Monday 23rd of September 2013

I'm not so much of a fan, but my mom LOVES fried green tomatoes. :)

Jennifer

Monday 23rd of September 2013

I've had fried green tomatoes just once at a restaurant and they were pretty good. I can only imagine how tasty they are when coated in pork rinds!!

Mum's the word

Saturday 21st of September 2013

Fried Green Tomatoes! I've always read about it, but have never tried it! so so cool!!

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