Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalepeno Pesto Sauce

Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

Late Spring at the farmers market gets the gastric juices screaming.  The long winter has finally opened up to the bountiful season we craved for so long.  Green tomatoes were abundant and calling my name.  All these years cooking, I can’t believe I have never made fried green tomatoes. Today was the day!  I decided to make them similar to how I cook eggplant.  I want them crunchy not soggy.  The rawness of the tomato makes it a perfect candidate versus the ripened version which is so juicy.  So let’s coat this vibrant green gem with some light whipped egg.  Then dip into the Panko bread crumb mixture.  Fry it lightly in organic unsalted butter until golden.  Flip the tomatoes over until golden on the other side.  Remove to a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.  Remove.

So now I want the flavors to be zesty, spicy, hot, with a little sweetness.  Pesto comes to mind.  In lieu of the traditional pine nut with basil (which would probably be good too), how about some heat.  So let’s add jarred jalapeno (which have a bit more kick due to the pickeling), mini peppidews, cilantro, Champagne vinegar, and Manuka honey.  Mix all this up and pulse in the food processor.  Wow!  This turned out amazing.  Top with a dollop of feta cheese and a sweet kiss of the mini peppidew.  We have a winner!  Crispy fried green tomatoes with jalapeno pesto sauce.  Nutritionally this recipe is packed with goodness.  High in antioxidents and rich in Vitamin K.  I hope you enjoy this fun and flavorful version of crispy fried green tomatoes with jalapeno pesto!

Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes
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Servings Prep Time
4 3 slices each 20
Cook Time
30
Servings Prep Time
4 3 slices each 20
Cook Time
30
Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes
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Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes with jalepeno pesto sauce is a Wow! Lightly fried with a little organic butter and panko crumbs. Complete the cooking in the oven. Flavor without the guilt. Topped with a jalepeno pesto sauce with a dollop of feta and mini peppidews. Eatrealsimple.com
Servings Prep Time
4 3 slices each 20
Cook Time
30
Servings Prep Time
4 3 slices each 20
Cook Time
30
Ingredients
Fried Green Tomatoes
Jalepeno Pesto Sauce
Servings: 3 slices each
Units:
Instructions
Fried Green Tomatoes
  1. In a small bowl whip egg until just frothy. Set Aside.
  2. In a large shallow bowl combine the Panko bread crumbs and the Italian seasoning. Mix well. Set aside.
  3. Dip the tomato slices into the egg. Then dip into the panko bread crumbs. Set on a large plate. Set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. LIne a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  5. In a large nonstick saute pan melt 2 tablespoons butter over low/medium heat. Add enough of the tomato slices to cover the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook until bread crumbs turn golden brown. Add 2 more tablespoons of butter. Flip tomatoes over. Cook until golden brown. Remove tomato slices to cookie sheet. Repeat until all tomato slices are cooked.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until tomatoes are slightly soft and golden. Sides of skin should be slightly wrinkled. Remove from oven. Top with zesty jalapeno pesto sauce, a dab of feta cheese, and a mini peppidew. Serve.
Jalapeno Pesto Sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until blended. You want it to be just chopped, not a fine grind.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 494mg 21%
Potassium 356mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 14g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 42%
Vitamin C 89%
Calcium 6%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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