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Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade Sauce

by Jane Windham on July 20, 2013

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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Patty July 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm

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


Claire @ A Little Claireification July 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

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!


Betty July 21, 2013 at 6:12 am

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.


Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. July 21, 2013 at 6:16 am

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


priscilla July 21, 2013 at 8:19 am

Those look amazing ! Love your sign !


Barbara F. July 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

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


Wanda Seawright July 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

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


Jesse @ Scout & Nimble July 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs July 21, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Fantastic recipes!…I so love Fried Green Tomatoes!…and the sign is the best!!! You are so fortunate to partake of the “fruits of your bounty”!!!


SheilaG @ Plum Doodles July 21, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Yummm! Those tomatoes look amazing- I can almost taste them. Loved the movie, too. :)


Jessica @ Mom 4 Real July 22, 2013 at 8:37 am

Oh, Jane! Fried green tomatoes are one of my favorite things! I may have to make some for breakfast now. I LOVE your sign!!!


Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage July 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm

One of these days I am going to have to try those! Hey, they are FRIED. They’ve got to be good!


Carolyn@Sweet Chaos July 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Yum! I love fried green tomatoes, so I will definitely try your recipe. So glad to see you’ll be at Haven. Looking forward to meeting you there :)


Melanie July 22, 2013 at 4:15 pm

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!


laurie July 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

OK, I’ve printed the recipe, but had to tell you that I love your sign! Thank you for sharing this recipe. laurie


Amy @ StowandTellU July 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I have been craving these!! Just printed the recipe, pinning and sharing on FB. Can’t wait to make them ~ Amy


Mary July 24, 2013 at 5:07 am

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!


Recreate and Decorate July 24, 2013 at 10:24 am

Yummy! We love fried green tomatoes! and I absolutely love the sign!!


Chelsea July 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I love fried green tomatoes! Yours look amazing, yummy!!


kirby carespodi July 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm

LOVE fried green tomatoes…but the squirrels have eaten EVERYTHING this year! Thanks for sharing your recipe.


Jean Windham July 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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


Colleen Quigley August 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm

They look so good! Thanks for sharing!


Claire @ A Little Claireification July 29, 2014 at 1:25 pm

These… just sound and look ahhhmazing!! Pinned!


Pamela @ August 10, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I love fried green tomatoes, I am going to give this a try!


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