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Last Updated on December 6, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Fried Green Tomatoes
- 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
- Put the coconut oil in your pan and warm.
- Crack the egg into a bowl and add the water. Whisk and set aside
- Combine the tapioca flour, garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper and place the mixture on a plate.
- Take the slices of tomato and dip it into the egg wash.
- Then coat it with the tapioca mixture.
- 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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I love tomatoes but have always been afraid of green ones LOL. I might have to try these!
Kim, they are so good! Also, a great way to use up those garden tomatoes that never ripen 🙂
I don’t think I’ve ever had a fried green tomato, but I hear they are super yummy. Maybe I’ll give them a try.
I am from the land of fried green tomatoes, and I have never even tried them. How is that possible? Maybe I will just have to make my very own.
oh golly! I order these in restaurants a lot but have never made them before. Gonna give them a try!
These look good. And I love the pork-rind suggestion. I may have to try that on other fried foods as well…
They look just like regular ones. I LOVE fried green tomatoes!
Real life fried green tomatoes, I can’t say I’ve had them before but your look so delicious and tempting.
Fried Green Tomatoes is a favorite of my husband’s but I’ve actually never had them.
I’ve always wanted to try these ever since seeing the movie years ago!!
Be still my Southern heart! These really make a BLT sensational!
Being from New England, I never tried these until I lived in Alabama for a while! But then I fell in love with the food: hush puppies, banana pudding, catfish, fried green tomatoes. Yum!
Yum, Yum, Yum. I had a BLT with fried green tomatoes once and it was incredible. I need to try to recreate it at home.
OMG!! I haven’t have friend green tomatoes since I was a little girl. My dad use to make these all the time. I think I may make some of these this weekend to see how my kids like them. Thanks!
I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a green tomato!
Clearly I’m meant to eat these soon because my daughter tempted me when she tried them on our recent vacay and now you’re tempting me. Ok, consider it done.
Ever since I saw ‘the’ movie, I’ve always wanted to try Fried Green Tomatoes!
These look so good. I love making them at home myself!
That looks so good! I’ve never had friend green tomatoes myself, but I think I need to try these out!
Fried Green Tomatoes! I’ve always read about it, but have never tried it! so so cool!!
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!!
I’m not so much of a fan, but my mom LOVES fried green tomatoes. 🙂
I;ve never had these but always waned to try them
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!
I’ve never used either with this recipe hun. Is ener-G similar in texture to an egg?