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Minnesota Cooking: Green Tomatoes With a Country-Fried Coating

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Learn how to make green tomatoes fried to a golden brown on both sides.

Learn how to make green tomatoes fried to a golden brown on both sides.

Green Pan-Fried Tomatoes

Green tomatoes have a strong, acidic smell and taste.

I used four round green tomatoes and sliced them as thick as my finger. I discarded the round end and the stem end. I didn't do anything super fancy to them. Well, other than breaking two eggs into a bowl, putting Fry Magic into another bowl, coating the tomato slices with egg, and then coating them on both sides with Fry Magic.

I used a frying pan and some canola oil on medium heat. When my oil was hot, I took the tomato slice and placed them in the pan.

I let them cook, turning them occasionally, until they were golden brown on both sides.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

10 min

25 min

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 4 green tomato, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs, stirred
  • 1 1/2 cups Fry Magic, coat liberally

Instructions

  1. Cut the tomatoes, break the eggs into a bowl, and place Fry Magic in another bowl.
  2. Dip sliced tomatoes in eggs, and place in Fry Magic. Coat both sides.
  3. Place in a hot frying pan on medium and fry until golden brown on both sides.

Recipe Photo Guide

Select green tomato

Select green tomato

Slice and discard ends

Slice and discard ends

Two eggs

Two eggs

Break eggs into a bowl and stir.

Break eggs into a bowl and stir.

Coating the Tomatoes

If you prefer, you can coat the wet tomatoes with Fry Magic before the egg wash and after the egg wash.

Sometimes, the egg wash doesn't seem to stick to the tomatoes, so if you like to see proof, coat them before and after.

Recipe Photo Guide (Continued)

Place tomato slices in egg

Place tomato slices in egg

Place egged tomatoes in Fry Magic

Place egged tomatoes in Fry Magic

Coat both sides

Coat both sides

Add coated tomatoes to hot oil.

Add coated tomatoes to hot oil.

Flip over.

Flip over.

Fry until desired golden brown color is reached.

Fry until desired golden brown color is reached.

Place on a plate and eat!

Place on a plate and eat!