Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade Sauce

Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade SauceI made some fried green tomatoes yesterday and they were so delicious that I thought you might like the recipe, too. You know, you really can’t let summertime slip by without making some of these.

Fried Green Tomatoes To make this dish you are going to need about 4 or 5 green tomatoes. Luckily, our plants are still producing plenty of tomatoes, but if you don’t have any homegrown tomatoes, you can usually find them at farmers’ markets at this time of year.

Fried Green Tomatoes I start by making the remoulade sauce  because you can make it earlier in the day and store it in the refrigerator. You will need 1 cup mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons ketchup, 2 tablespoons dill relish, 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard, a few drops of hot sauce such as Texas Pete, and salt and pepper to taste.

Fried Green Tomatoes We like things pretty spicy around here so I also add 2 tablespoons of prepared horseradish. Cover and store the sauce in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

Fried Green Tomatoes Wash and slice your green tomatoes. Leave the peel on the tomatoes and slice them about 1/4 inch thick. Be careful not to slice them too thin or they’ll fall apart as you are cooking them!

Fried Green Tomatoes To make a coating for your tomatoes, mix together 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal, 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup panko Japanese breadcrumbs, a teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and garlic salt, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.  In a shallow bowl, add 1 cup buttermilk and place your two bowls side by side.

Meanwhile, heat 1/2 cup vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a heavy pan, preferably a cast-iron skillet.

Fried Green Tomatoes Dip each tomato slice in the buttermilk and dredge in the cornmeal mixture. Fry the tomatoes, in batches, until the crust is golden brown and crunchy, about 4-5 minutes on each side.

Fried Green Tomatoes Drain the tomatoes on paper towels.

Fried Green Tomatoes Transfer the fried tomatoes and the remoulade sauce to a serving platter. There are certain dishes that scream summertime and this is one of them.

Fried Green Tomatoes wooden sign

We like them so much that I made a Fried Green Tomatoes wooden sign to hang in our kitchen!

If you’d like a printable version of this recipe, click HERE.

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  1. says

    Those fried green tomatoes look delicious!!! Boy, this makes me miss Birmingham, AL. I think I need to go to the store. The sauce sounds great also. And, yes I do have a cast iron skillet.
    Thanks, Patty

  2. says

    Popping in from the Pinterest Blitz at Debbie Doos. You were further above me on the link up but I saw these and had to stop in! YUM! Pinning! Hope you will pop over to our “Best Of The Weekend” party. It starts every Friday eve at 8PM EST. The link up is on three blogs and everyone gets pinned. :)
    Have a great weekend!

  3. says

    I will have to try your recipe out. My Mom use to make these all the time. She would dip them in eggs and seasoned flour and just fry them. Yours looks good and we do like spicy foods.

  4. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says

    I haven’t had fried green tomatoes in ages and I miss them! These look delicious! And your sign is just awesome!

  5. says

    They look amazing! I have never eaten one!! Need to find those green tomatoes, I didn’t plant any this year :(, and I like the recipe for the remoulade sauce, too. Would love to dip some boiled and icy cold shrimp into that! xo

  6. Wanda Seawright says

    Guess I am going to bring my cast iron frying pan out of retirement! Love what you & Leon are doing to the home place!

  7. says

    Yummy! I have always loved fried green tomatoes, but have never made any myself. This is our first year gardening and we kind of overbought in the area of tomato plants! We have SO MANY. So, I am totally going to pop some green ones off and make this for a neighborhood party we have this week! Thanks for sharing!

  8. says

    Jane, I have never tired using the Japanese bread crumbs before, but I think I will have to try it! It has been an odd gardening year here, but then again the past several years have been odd gardening years. Our tomatoes have not done well, so a trip to the farmers market is in order! Thanks for sharing with us!

  9. says

    Jane~ Your fried green tomatoes look wonderful with their golden panko & cornmeal crust! My husband was talking about frying some the other day.Thanks for posting your recipe~ I adore your sign!

  10. Jean Windham says

    Thank you Jane for giving us your recipe. Fried green tomatoes are a favorite summer dish and I bet these are good too. I planned to fix some real soon. They do look pretty on the plate with your dipping sauce. I like spicy recipes so can’t wait to try the recipe. Jean

  11. Mariel Albee says

    I am headed to the store to get the ingredients I’m missing. I live in New England and crave the appetizer I seem to be only able to get down south. I can tell this recipe will be the one to solve my geographical problem!


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