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A fried green tomato dipped in ranch sauce.
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Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword fried green tomatoes, fried tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories
Author Victor

Ingredients

  • 4 green tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Creole seasoning or to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 4 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil plus more as needed
  • Grated Pecorino Romano cheese or grated Parmesan cheese; for garnish;
  • Buttermilk Ranch Dressing for dipping

Instructions

  • Core the tomatoes, cut off the ends, then slice them into quarter-inch rounds. Dry them with a paper towel then sprinkle `1lightly with Creole seasoning on both sides.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs with a pinch of pepper. In another shallow bowl, combine the panko crumbs, salt, cayenne pepper and the remaining black pepper.
  • Dip the tomato slices in the egg mixture and then in the panko crumbs, pressing to coat on both sides and around the edges. Place the coated pieces on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the vegetable oil over medium heat in a large skillet. When the oil is hot, add a few tomato slices without overcrowding. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Remove from the pan and transfer to a platter lined with a paper towel. Sprinkle with shaved or grated Pecorino or Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve hot, as is, or with a bowl of homemade buttermilk ranch dressing as a dip.