Fried Green Tomatoes and a BLT

I picked up some green tomatoes from the farmers market and figured I’d try my hand. It was actually my first time ever having green tomatoes and making them. I have to say I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. They were especially good on the BLT with roasted garlic basil mayo. Hope you guys enjoy!

Fried Green Tomatoes

  • 2 firm green tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Gochujang-hot pepper paste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko
  • vegetable or canola oil for frying

Slice tomatoes about 1/4 inch thick and sprinkle with salt and pepper. My tomatoes were fairly small so I got three slices per tomato. Combine buttermilk with hot pepper paste and whisk to combine. If you don’t have Gochujang you can use hot sauce it sriracha. Set up your breading station with flour first, the buttermilk mixture, followed by the panko. Dip tomatoes in flour, shake of excess then dip in buttermilk mixture. Lastly, cover in panko.

Add oil to a medium skillet, enough to cover half of the tomato. Heat oil to about 350 and add tomato slices. Working in batches so that you do not over crowd the pan. Cook tomatoes 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with salt after removing from oil. Serve tomatoes with a little roasted garlic basil mayo or combine the two to make a BLT.

Buttermilk Frired Green Tomatoes

Roasted Garlic Basil Mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 head roasted garlic
  • 1 1/2 finely chopped fresh basil

Combine all ingredients and mix until roasted garlic is fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper. Chill until ready for use.

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