Grandma's Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe From the 1990s
I watched my grandmother make fried green tomatoes back in the day. I watched her make them because I wanted to learn how to make this recipe myself. I remember my first time eating this dish—they tasted a little sour, warm, crunchy, and yummy.
This recipe is Southern in origin (my grandmother was born in Mississippi). The dish can be made as a main course or as a side dish. If you serve them as a main dish, you can sprinkle a little shredded cheese on top as soon you remove them from the hot skillet. And if you make them as a side dish, you can serve them with chicken, fish, or beef. They also taste great with a small amount of ranch sauce poured on top.
- Flour, for dipping
- Cornmeal, for dipping
- Green tomatoes, sliced
- 2 eggs
- Pinch paprika
- Pinch black pepper
- Pinch seasoning salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable, for cooking
- In a bowl, add flour.
- In a separate bowl, add cornmeal (any brand of yellow cornmeal is ok).
- Slice the green tomatoes.
- In a separate bowl, add eggs, paprika, black pepper, and seasoning salt. Mix.
- Add vegetable oil to a skillet. Set heat to medium.
- Take the first green tomato slice and pat each side in the flour.
- Then dip the tomato slice into the egg mixture.
- Then dip the tomato slice into the cornmeal.
- Place the tomato slice into the preheated skillet.
- Continue the patting/dipping process for all tomato slices: flour, then egg mixture, then cornmeal.
- When the tomato slices are golden brown, flip to the other side.
- When brown on both sides, remove them from the skillet and onto a plate with an absorbent paper towel.
Benefits of Eating Green Tomatoes
Not only are fried green tomatoes yummy, but they have many nutritional benefits, as well. Most people don't eat green tomatoes when they are raw because they are hard and can upset your stomach. They taste much better when they are cooked.
Green tomatoes contain:
- Vitamin K
- Beta carotene
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps reduce common colds, sinus problems, rashes, and flu. Beta carotene is good for eye health. Vitamin K helps calcium absorption into the bones, nails, and teeth. And fiber helps prevent constipation.
Have You Eaten Fried Green Tomatoes?
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