Ever wondered how to make fried green tomatoes? This is my favorite fried green tomatoes recipe and I think you’ll love it, too! The cajun remoulade makes a great dip.
I am not a gardener.
I try really hard. I beg my husband to till up a big patch of grass for me every year. I spend a fortune on pretty flowers and juicy vegetables. Sometimes I even manage to get those plants out of their little containers and in to the ground that my husband tilled. Sometimes they just sit next to that patch of dirt and wither away.
Obviously, my husband doesn’t till for me anymore.
My kids don’t weed for me anymore either.
I’ve had a garden every year for the past 10 or so years and I think I’ve probably gotten, oh, one tomato out of the whole thing.
I’m ridiculous. I know.
It’s just that in the Spring, when everything is turning from drab and brown to gloriously green, the possibilities are endless. I could plant a garden! And follow through! I could become the type of person that enjoys getting her hands dirty while crawling around with spiders and centipedes with sticks poking out of my hair while getting my new gardening shoes just muddy enough to show that I try.
So, anyway, I planted another garden this year. Just a small one.
Our new house had this little 6 foot by 4 foot bed off the side of the shed that was begging for tomatoes.
I’m happy to report that, while weedy, each of the 6 plants are doing well. There are green tomatoes growing on a few of them and the rest are flowering. I fully expect a deer to come along and eat all my hard work at any moment, but in the meantime, I’m feeling pretty accomplished.
I couldn’t bring myself to pick a green tomato off of one of my own plants, but I did snag a few at the grocery store last week. My mama has been making me fried green tomatoes since I was a kid. I’m pretty obsessed and had to share my favorite recipe with you!
Have you ever tried them? They’re so tangy and juicy! I love the crispy, crunchy breading on these, too. If you like fried pickles, you’d probably like fried green tomatoes. They’re not the same, but they do have similar vibes.
I made a Cajun remoulade to dip mine in. It’s quick, easy, and packs a ton of flavor. Ranch dressing is good too, though.
Fried Green Tomatoes with Cajun Remoulade
- 2 large green tomatoes
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt divided
- Oil for frying
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
- Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium heat to 375 degrees.
- Wash and slice the tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Pat dry.
- Add the flour to a small bowl and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of seasoned salt.
- Add the buttermilk to a shallow dish.
- Add the Panko, cornmeal, and remaining seasoned salt to a third dish and stir to combine.
- Dredge the tomato slices in the flour, then the buttermilk, and then the bread crumbs. Shake off excess.
- Fry for 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
- Place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
- To make the dipping sauce, whisk together the remaining ingredients.