World's Best Recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

2 green tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 cup seasoned flour (I used whole wheat flour and added some cajun seasoning.)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 cup egg wash (1/2 cup milk, 4 eggs beaten lightly) (I cut this in half and I had plenty leftover.

Lemon Cayenne Mayonnaise

1 cup mayonnaise
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
(Megabeth note: I split the cayenne recipe in half. The cayenne is very spicy so a little goes a long way.)

How to make it

For the mayonnaise: Mix all ingredients in a stainless steel bowl. Refrigerate.

For the fried green tomatoes: Mix flour with salt and pepper. Mix bread crumbs with parmesan cheese.

Set up 3 bowls the first with the flour, the second with the eggwash and the third with the breadcrumb mixture.

Dip tomatoes into the flour, dip into the egg and then into the breadcrumbs.

Press firmly to coat with mixture. Place on a sheet tray.

Fry tomatoes at 350 degrees for 2 minutes until golden brown and drain on paper towels. (Megabeth note: I put about 1/2 inch of canola oil and kept it on medium-high heat.)

This recipe gives a nice twist on the standard fried green tomatoes. The parmesean cheese adds a little more “heft” to the batter. And, the best part of all, the lemon cayenne mayonnaise added the right amount of zest and spice to this dish. I had indeed found the closest match to the Georgia Brown’s dish.