Buttermilk Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

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This version of the old-fashioned favorite is made with the distinctive flavor of buttermilk. A cornmeal coating provides an appealing texture.
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  • 4 large green tomatoes - sliced 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick
  • oil to fill pan 1/4 inch deep
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika - hot if desired
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Container: large skillet, 2 shallow mixing dishes
10 mins
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  • Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet.
  • Pour buttermilk into a shallow dish.
  • Mix cornmeal with the rest of the seasoning ingredients in another shallow dish.
  • Dip each tomato slice into the buttermilk then dredge it in the cornmeal mixture.
  • Fry each slice in the oil until browned, 3-5 minutes.
  • Turn and cook the other side until browned.
  • Remove to a paper towel lined plate or baking sheet.
  • Keep warm in a 200° oven while cooking the rest of the slices.
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Adrienne Sexton
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"Best recipe! I do the same except for I soak the tomatoes in buttermilk for abt 15 mins and I put the tomatoes in the cornmeal a few a time put a lid on it and shake til well covered. They come out perfect every time."
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