Karen's Fried Green Tomatoes

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This recipe comes from my mom and they are, hands down, the best fried green tomatoes. She makes these every summer with fresh tomatoes from her garden. My sister begs her to make them for her as soon as she sees tomatoes growing big and green on the vines. While most recipes call for breadcrumbs and oil, this one calls for flour and has you fry the tomatoes in butter, which helps give these an incredible flavor.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large green tomatoes, sliced 1/3-inch thick

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup butter

Directions

  1. Season each tomato slice with sugar, salt, and pepper.

  2. Beat milk and eggs together in a bowl. Pour flour into another bowl.

  3. Gently press each tomato slice into flour to coat; shake off the excess flour. Dip tomato slices into egg mixture, then press again into flour. Place breaded tomato slices onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.

  4. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large pan over medium heat. Place tomato slices in melted butter and cook until golden brown on one side, 5 to 7 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown. Add more butter as need while frying.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

621 Calories
50g Fat
36g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 621
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 30g 152%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 678mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 21mg 107%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 322mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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