Fried Green Tomatoes

This week Zac wanted to make "his" burgers with fried green tomatoes on them!  I've never made them before.  I was skeptical at first because I thought they would be messy [get grease everywhere] + make the house smell like a diner, but I was plesantly surprised.  They were so much fun to make!

Zac's fried green tomatoes :) first time to ever make them at home (for me)

Zac said the key was to slice the green tomatoes really thin + I agree!  I like everything better sliced thin [i think!], haha.  We soaked them in milk with a little salt + pepper.  We breaded them in corn meal mix with more salt + pepper + any other spice you might like.

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We heated our new Le Creuset deep saute pan over medium-high to high heat + then fried them until golden/dark brown.  We like them to be a little on the darker side + extra crispy [just like our bacon].  Then we let them rest + soaked up the grease on a paper towel.  The high sides on the pan helped keep the grease from splattering everywhere + we kept the vent on high to help with the smell.

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They were delicious!  Zac made a spicy mayo to put on the burgers.  I liked my fried green tomatoes plain with ranch, but they were good on the burgers too.  Yum!  We will definately make them again.  I had so much fun flipping them :)


  1. Awesome Lindz! You are so adorable :)

  2. Awe thanks Mel :) I miss you! We need to hang out!