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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fried Green Tomatoes

I love these things. :)

Vine ripened tomatoes are sooo good but sometimes I have to pick a few green ones out of the garden for frying.

I slice and season the green tomatoes with salt and pepper.
Make an egg/milk bath.
Place a cup or so of regular flour out onto the table
Combine 1/2 cup of cornmeal and 1/2 cup of flour with 1/2 tsp of garlic powder in a bowl.
Then make a nice pile of panko bread crumbs

I dredge the seasoned sliced tomatoes in flour

dip in the egg wash

then into the cornmeal/flour/garlic mix

and lastly into the panko bread crumbs.

I like LOTs of panko for crunchy fried green tomatoes.. so it worked out better for me when I mixed the panko and the cornmeal/flour mixture together... I poured some of the flour mixture out onto the panko and mixed it up before smooshing onto the tomatoes. :)

Then fried in bacon drippings.. or oil until nice and crispy and brown.

season again with salt if needed..

served with my smoked jalapeno cornbread stuffed chops and garden goodies.

Not sure if it's legal to have two kinds of tomatoes on one plate but I didn't mind at all at the time. :)

the Jalapeno Stuffed Pork Chops


Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

Lookin mighty fine Jeanie. I would'nt worry about if it is legal or not, I think the tomatoe police are pretty lazy anyway, so you just put on as many different kinds of tomatoes on your plate that you want to.

cowgirl said...

lol Thank you Mark!
Glad to hear it's ok to do... if I AM contacted by the tomatoe police, I'm going to direct them your way. lol :)

Big Dude said...

Your tomato crust looks perfect. I've become a huge fan of panko.

Anonymous said...

Lookin good Cowgirl. Love fried green maters. Also like your Twangy dills Fried.
Jerry (kratzx4)

Ron said...

Jeanie, that is a killer looking plate of food there. Oh, so good!

Have you posted the pork chop/jalapeno cornbread stuffing recipe before? If so, I have missed it.

That along with the fried green tomatoes and the salad are a heavenly way to spend a moment of ecstasy!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Larry, I love panko too.. :)

cowgirl said...

Jerry it's been awhile! Hope you are having a nice summer. :)
Glad those twangy fried green tomato pickles are working out for you.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Ron! :)
I posted the pork chops last month... (I think).
I've added the link to them at the bottom of this post now.
They were pretty tasty too.
Thanks again Ron!

Mrs. JP said...

Fried green tomatoes,,,yummm. This year I pickled our green tomatoes...we'll see how that goes.

Marc van der Wouw said...

Wow looks great your tomato crust...the whole plate looks good...

Sandra said...

First time visitor to your beautiful blog and have to say, I love fried green tomatoes more than ripe ones. Sometimes that's all we have for supper and feel thoroughly decadent!
We're so

cowgirl said...

Thanks Mrs JP! I love pickled green tomatoes too.. lol Like Jerry said, those are good fried too!

cowgirl said...

Thank you so much Marc! I love using panko in the crust. :)

cowgirl said...

It's nice to meet you Sandra! I agree... they are soooo tasty. I'm happy with just those for a meal too.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it! :)

The Lucky Cowgirl said...


cowgirl said...

:) Thanks Lucky Cowgirl!

Zrowka said...

Have you ever tried a BLT, But with fried green tomatos instead of ripe ones,Yummmmmmmm...

cowgirl said...

Zrowka, I love em too! :) I just posted pics of a fried green tomato BLT Sunday. I spiced it up a bit with some bufalo chipotle mayo. I just love fried green tomatoes. :)
Thanks for stopping by!