Tomatillos Fritos (Fried Green Tomatillos)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

If you can fry green tomatoes why not green tomatillos?

Top Review by Montana Heart Song

I use tomatillos all the time Great recipe.I cut flour in half, use 1/4 cup c ornstarch and the cornmeal. The breading doesn't flake off. Sometimes I use the hot sauce, sometimes I use
liquid smoke and put it in the egg wash, when I am grilling in a grill pan on the Barbaque.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove the papery husks and stems from the tomatillos. Under warm running water. gently rub the tomatillos using your fingers to remove the sticky residue. Pat dry. Cut up into 1/4" slices.
  2. In skillet heat the oil.
  3. In a non-reactive shallow dish, mix together the milk, egg, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce. Soak the tomatillo slices in the milk mixture for about 30 minutes.
  4. On a piece of waxed paper, stir together the flour, semolina meal (or cornmeal), salt and pepper. Set aside.
  5. Remove one slice of tomatillo from the milk mixture then dredge each tomatillo slice into the flour, shaking off any excess flour.
  6. Heat a castiron skillet to medium-high and add oil or lard. Fry the slices on each side for 5 minutes or until crispy. Do not crowd the tomatillos.
  7. Transfer to paper towels to soak up the grease.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh minced cilantro if desired. Serve warm.
  9. Servings are approximate.

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