Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tomato Tuesday: Fried Green Tomatoes with Caper Mayo (recipe, pareve)

Fried Green Tomatoes P Serves: 6
What a delicious treat! Have them with fish cakes, with bread and cheese, with roasted chicken, with a rice salad… The flavors can’t be beat.
Prep time: 20 min.  Cooking time: 15 min.
2 large firm green tomatoes
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon chili powder
2 eggs
2 cups Panko
1 cup vegetable oil
Three shallow bowls
Medium skillet
  1. Wash and core tomatoes. Cut them into 1/3 inch slices.
  2. Mix flour with salt and chili powder in one bowl.
  3. Beat eggs in another bowl.
  4. Pour Panko into the third bowl.
  5. Dredge tomato slices, first in flour, then in egg and then in Panko.  Chill for 30 minutes if you have the time or fry them right away.
  6. Heat ½ cup oil in skillet over medium-high heat.  Add three or four tomato slices at a time-making certain that they have space between them. Fry about three minutes on each side or until they have browned. Remove leftover crumbs with slotted spoon before you add more oil, if needed, and tomatoes. Drain tomatoes on paper towels. Serve hot/warm with Caper Mayonnaise.

Caper Mayonnaise P Yield: ½ cup
This is an easy and delicious sauce to serve with Fried Green Tomatoes, fish or cold chicken.
Prep time: 5 min.
½ cup bottled mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
¼ cup capers (drained)
10 basil leaves (optional)
Small mixing bowl
  1. Mix mayo together with mustard and capers.  Chop basil and stir in. Serve with Fried Green Tomatoes, fish or cold chicken.

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