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Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade Sauce

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade Sauce

Fried green tomatoes with remoulade sauce  is  a Southern United States speciality and a nice quick snack to prepare.

Served with a Remoulade sauce, it is a Tangy Crispy Treat! Next time you see some nice green tomatoes, give this a try!
The Remoulade is similar to a Tartare Sauce with varied ingredients.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade Sauce

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The fried tomatoes:
  • 3  firm green tomatoes
  • ½ cup buttermilk (thick)
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup oil
  • salt and pepper

For the Remoulade:

  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 4 Tbsp Cillantro or Parsley leaves
  • ¹⁄8 tsp Black pepper corns
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • Any of the following to taste; (Curry powder/ pickles(dill) or pickle water/Mustard/Horseradish/Anchovies/Capers)


Fried Tomatoes:

  • Cut tomatoes into thick  slices(7 cm/¼ inch).
  • Place tomatoes in colander; sprinkle with salt. Let stand about 30 minutes Allow the water to drain out.Pat tomatoes dry with paper towels.
  • Add the buttermilk to a  shallow bowl and the flour(sifted) into another bowl,seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • Dip the tomato slices first into the buttermilk , then into the flour mixture and  coat both sides.
  • Gently shake off any excess flour.
  • Heat oil to medium high in a small deep pan and fry 1 or 2 slices at a time about 2-4 minutes turning once. It should be a golden brown color.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve warm with the sauce.
  • Serve fried green tomatoes with mixed greens and a remoulade sauce.

The Remoulade:

  • Put all the ingredients in a small mixer/blender till smooth. Serve with the fried green tomatoes or Fried fish.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade Sauce


For a buttermilk substitute; use 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice plus enough whole milk to make 1 cup; allow to sit 5 to 10 minutes before using.
To check if oil is ready to fry; hold a wooden spoon in the oil so the base is touching the bottom of the pan; if the oil bubbles around the spoon, it’s ready. Do not crowd the pan for optimum results.
Traditional southern Fried Green Tomaotos use cornmeal, and are shallow fried. ( Sometimes bacon drippings are used) Shallow frying is preferred, as the tomatoes do not float in the oil, which allows the weight of the tomato to press the cornmeal to the underside of the tomato. In this case there is no need for a buttermilk marinade prior to dipping in flour.
Alternatives for cornmeal are flour or breadcrumbs.
Alternatives for buttermilk is beaten egg.
The tomatoes which are shallow fried without a ‘wash’ of buttermilk or egg will be more crisp.

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  1. Avatar praseetha 5 years ago

    Congrats Shana! I would say this was a long awaited one. this is a absolute gorg website. Its a lovely effort. i am gonna try a few stuff and let u know soon. pics are beautiful. just amazed at all the varieties of food u have tried cooking…great work..

    • Avatar admin 5 years ago

      Thanks loads for the compliment Praseetha. Please do try and let me know how it goes. Still loads coming from all around the world. Please also contribute on the ‘Share Recipes’ page anything that you have tried and would like others to share. It will be posted under ‘Recipes submitted by friends and family’. -Shana

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