Fried Green Tomatoes

If you have unripe tomatoes available, make good use of them with this easy recipe for fried green tomatoes.

Yield 4 servings
Time 15 minutes
  • knife
  • bowl
  • large frying pan
  • heat-resistant spatula
  • plate
  • 4 medium green tomatoes
  • ¼ c fine cornmeal
  • 3-4 T oil or melted butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 T herbs, chopped (basil, parsley, chives, etc.)
  • several T mayonnaise, vegan mayonnaise, or aïoli (optional)
Directions Cut the tomatoes crosswise into ½-inch slices. Put the cornmeal in the bowl, then press each tomato slice into it to coat both sides.

Heat oil over high heat. Place the tomato slices in a single layer and reduce heat to medium. Fry until golden, turn, and repeat.

Arrange tomatoes on plate, season with salt, pepper, and herbs, and serve with optional mayonnaise or aïoli.

Notes Fried green tomatoes are great as an appetizer, side dish, or garnish.

Vegetarian Cooking for EveryoneAdapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (read my review).

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