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Fried Green Tomatoes

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Here's how to make Fried Tomatoes easy. Don't wait for all your tomatoes to ripen for this is a scrumptious summer treat. Dip these Fried Green Tomatoes in a homemade garlic aioli or Ranch dressing and make them extra special!

25MIN

Total Cooking Time

9

Ingredients
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2
Serves 2
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3
Large Unripe Green Tomatoes
1/2 stick
1/2 cup
Vegetable Oil
or Bacon Grease
2
Eggs , beaten
2 Tbsp
Italian Seasoning
2 cups
Ritz® Crackers , crushed
panko breadcrumbs or saltines will also work
1/2 cup
Fresh Herbs , chopped
such as: parsley, basil, thyme, oregano
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Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
1371
FAT
105.0 g
PROTEIN
19.2 g
CARBS
98.9 g

Author's Notes

Instead of Ritz crackers, you can use Saltines or Panko bread crumbs. If crackers aren't handy, make your own breadcrumbs. Toast some bread, break it into pieces over a blender and pulse it on high until crumbs form.

Directions

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Step 1
Slice Green Tomatoes (3) in 1/2 inch slices and slightly Kosher Salt (1 Tbsp) on both sides. Let them rest on paper towels to draw out the excess water.
Step 2
Add the Butter (1/2 stick) and Vegetable Oil (1/2 cup) to a skillet, and cast iron works great! Turn the stove to a low heat.
Step 3
Prepare your Triple Coating Station with 3 shallow bowls: 1st bowl - Put your All-Purpose Flour (1 cup) in one. 2nd bowl - Beat Eggs (2) until just combined. 3rd bowl - Mix the Italian Seasoning (2 Tbsp) with the Ritz® Crackers (2 cups) .
Step 4
Pat the tomato slices dry. Working with one slice at a time, dredge it through the flour. Shake off any excess flour. Dip it into the beaten egg. Then submerge the slice in the crumb mixture. Lay it on a clean paper towel. Repeat with the remaining slices.
Step 5
When all the slices are laid out and triple coated, turn the skillet heat up to medium-high. Be careful not to burn the butter. If it starts to smoke, turn the heat down.
Step 6
After the butter has melted, in a clockwise pattern, start at the top and lay the tomato slices in the skillet. When the edges underneath start to turn golden brown, flip them over in the same order they went into the pan.
Step 7
When they're golden brown on that side, about 3-4 minutes, transfer them to paper towels to drain.
Step 8
Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with Fresh Herbs (1/2 cup) . Serve hot with garlic herb aioli mayo, ranch dressing or dipping sauce of choice.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1371
% Daily Value*
Fat
105.0 g
135%
Saturated Fat
66.3 g
332%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
243.0 mg
81%
Carbohydrates
98.9 g
36%
Fiber
3.7 g
13%
Sugars
12.3 g
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Protein
19.2 g
38%
Sodium
4327.2 mg
188%
Vitamin D
1.0 µg
5%
Calcium
161.2 mg
12%
Iron
8.0 mg
44%
Potassium
580.0 mg
12%
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