Fried Green Tomatoes (Authentic)

Recipe by Alan Leonetti
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • While preparing the dipping process for the tomatoes, heat oil and bacon drippings in a large pot over medium heat until the oil reaches 350 degrees.
  • You will need a slotted spoon to drop the tomatoes into the hot oil.
  • De-core and cut the ends off the green tomatoes.
  • Slice tomatoes into 1/2 inch thickness and set aside in a medium-sized bowl.
  • In a small bowl, set aside only 1 1/2 cups of the flour.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the milk and eggs to create an egg wash.
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining flour, cornmeal and salt.
  • Add celery salt, pepper, onion powder and paprika.
  • This is the cornmeal breading mixture for the tomatoes.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper to place the breaded tomatoes on after the final dredging.
  • Begin the dipping process by dredging the tomatoes in the flour, then the egg wash, and finally through the cornmeal breading mixture.
  • Repeat this process until all the tomatoes are breaded.
  • Once the oil has reached 350 degrees, begin frying the tomatoes until golden brown on both sides.
  • The tomatoes will float to the top when finished cooking.
  • Drain on paper towels.
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