Whenever I am lucky enough to get home from work at a decent time while the sun is still shining bright, I try to cook something. All that light and I just want to take pictures of food! I’m crazy I know.
So after getting home from work I wanted to whip up a quick recipe and thought what better than fried green tomatoes, seeing as I had several in my garage (which my lovely mother worked painstakingly hard to pick from her garden – Thanks mom!). I have never even had fried green tomatoes, but I have had green tomato relish and really enjoy that, so what couldn’t be delicious about fried green tomatoes? I definitely enjoyed these, they had a unique flavour and I really enjoyed the tartness along with the rich flavours from the breading. I really want to put these in my next sandwich!
I’m sure I will be trying several variations of these since they are so easy to make. Here are the steps and ingredients:
Fried Green Tomatoes
- 2 Large Tomatoes
- ¼ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp Parmesan
- 2-4 Pinches garlic salt
- 2 tbsp Canola oil per tomato
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Slice the tomatoes
- Cover them in flour
- Soak in egg
- Cover in breading
- Pour 2 tbsp of canola in a pan
- Fry the tomato slices until crispy and brown
- EAT! (or take pictures if you have a food blog!)
Now after making the tomatoes, I also had cherry tomatoes which were not ripe yet, so I thought, how awesome would this be with cherry tomatoes? Well they were awesome. I topped each one with a little dollop of mayo and snacked away. These would make a very neat appetizer.
My first venture into green tomatoes will not be my last. I will definitely be making something else with these and hope you can too!
The Cherry Tomatoes are just beautiful! How did you get the coating to stick to them??
The cherry tomatoes are a little bit more difficult, if you have trouble getting the breading to stick, try soaking them in egg first, then flour and again in the egg before breading them!
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I love the idea of mini fried cherry toms – so cute! We’ve had an awful year for the tomatoes (too much rain, not enough sun) so have a glut of greenies – shall give this a whirl!
Mmm…I have so many green tomatoes right now and we are having fried green tomatoes tomorrow night. love the idea of the cherry ones though!
these look amazing! Love that they are little bite sized treats!
these look so tasty! alas, my culinary activities are on hold to study abroad. but they make my country heart smile.