Introduction: Fried Green Tomatoes

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Thing’s You’ll Need

  • Green Tomatoes
  • Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Large Eggs
  • Fat Free Milk
  • Flour
  • Bacon
  • Canola Oil
  • Spices(Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and Parsley)

Garlic Aioli

  • 4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley
  • Sriracha
  • Olive Oil
  • Spices (Sea Salt, Garlic Powder)

Step 1: Tomato Prep

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Tip #1 Use a deep fryer, it is unlike anything else!

First slice tomatoes into equal slices, about 1/3 inch thick. Fill deep fryer up to max line with oil and heat to 360 F.

Step 2: Breading Station

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Next set up you breading station. Place flour on a plate and season with salt and pepper. Next place eggs and a dash of milk into a bowl and beat together. Finally take the panko breadcrumbs and season with sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley; place onto a plate.

Step 3: Coating

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Tip #2 Make sure that each tomato is completely coated.

Now begin to bread. First season the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Now dredge tomato in flour, dip into egg mixture, let it drip, and coat with panko breadcrumbs. If it is not coated completely dip into egg mixture then back into panko. Repeat this process for all the tomato slices and set them aside. Next cook the bacon until crispy and set aside in warm place.

Step 4: Making the Sauce

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Tip #3 Brown paper bags work best when draining.

Now begin the aioli. Place garlic and parsley into the food processor and pulse until well minced. Next add in mayonnaise, dijon mustard, drizzle of olive oil, squeeze of Sriracha, and season with salt and garlic powder. Blend together on high until ingredients are all incorporated together.

Step 5: Serving and Suggestions

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Now begin to fry tomatoes. Carefully place a few at a time into fryer and fry until golden brown. Remove from fryer and set on paper bag until oil has drained off.

Place onto plate and garnish with a dollop of aioli topped with bacon crumbles.


  • Serve as an appetizer at any occasion.
  • Great way to use up those unripe tomatoes.
  • Serve with a white wine, or a cold beer.

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hogthrob (author)2014-08-21

looks a great way to use up the green tomato's my 2 year old just harvested from daddies green house. Filled his bosch wheel barrow and legged it!!

seleniebeanie67 (author)2014-08-14

Sounds & looks pretty good! I couldn't find panko crumbs. Would "shake & bake" be a suitable substitute?

Can't see why not!! Maybe even make your own breadcrumbs nom!

cat1986 (author)2014-08-14


topcat5 (author)2014-08-13

Nice recipe. I have a garden full of tomatoes so can't wait to try it.

Here's a tip for deep frying. After breading the tomatoes, let them rest for an hour before frying. This will cause more breading to stick and less will come off in the fryer.

Thanks for the tip! I will have to try!

sanplms (author)2014-08-13

Garlic Aioli?

I'm Santi from Catalonia.

Aioli is a catalan sauce, and it's name in our language is "Allioli". "All" means garlic, "i" means and and "oli" means oil. So it would be like: Garlicandoil.

As it name says allioli is done and composed only by garlic and oil. More things like Mayonnaise, Dijon Mustard, Fresh Parsley, Sriracha, Spices (Garlic Powder), makes another sauce, the name of which you could invent. For example you could write: "Mayonnaise, Dijon Mustard, Fresh Parsley, Sriracha, Garlic and Oil Sauce". Which is, of course, an strange name you can improve.

And another thing is, as you can see, that to put Garlic before Allioli is redundant or useless because garlic is allready in Allioli.

Bytheway your sauce looks awesome!!

maka (author)sanplms2014-08-13

Agreed on the aioli! I was a bit confused by the list of ingredients. It does sound like it would probably be a tasty sauce, but I've always just made a fresh aioli to go with my fried green tomatoes. (My husband insists on ranch dressing, but at least I've finally gotten him to eat my homemade instead of the bottled goop!)

mid_life_crisis (author)2014-08-12

A little disappointed you didn't include the recipe for the great ribs that go with.

suzibc (author)mid_life_crisis2014-08-12

best ribs ever ! even cooked the baby back ribs frozen in a foil made pouch and it was three hrs at 320 deg. amazing . the ice crystals tenderized the meat . just couldnt take that filament off the underside . i've used lots of different final glazes .. even used left over fig olive oil salad dressing with ginger jam mixed in . was sooooo good. turn oven to 375 or broil to glaze ribs quickly without drying out.

mid_life_crisis (author)suzibc2014-08-13

That was a joke. You've obviously never seen the movie.

nix78 (author)mid_life_crisis2014-08-13

Secret's in the sauce. ;-)

Rolf G (author)2014-08-12

You just made a TOMPURA (Tomato Tempura -as Japanese called it). I told my wife to prepare the same way you did. Just looking at the pictures makes me hungry.

Well Done! Do share some more.

mssadnblue (author)2014-08-12

Looks awesome! Can't wait to give this a try!

CamilleT1 (author)2014-08-12

Ooooo this came in my email today, it looks yummy! I have a bunch of green tomatoes and wanted a recipe. Thank you! Making tonight! :-)

thesnowtheriver (author)2014-08-12

yum yum yummy yum

billbillt (author)2014-08-12

double plus good.....

Mielameri (author)2014-08-11

These are simply amazing

ЕвгенийМ (author)2014-08-11

дуже смачно :) +5

audreyobscura (author)2014-08-10

YUUMMMM! This is definitely one of my all time favs

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