Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce

I must have had a bad fried green tomato experience as a child because I have not eaten them in years and years. Anita and I were in the produce section at the store and saw some really nice looking green tomatoes. Anita loves fried green tomatoes. So I grabbed a few to make fried green tomatoes with spicy Ranch dipping sauce.

We headed home with the tomatoes. And I have to say, any bad memories I have of fried green tomatoes are now long gone. They were fantastic. Crunchy and tasty, and with a nice lightly spicy sauce for dipping.
Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Ranch Dipping SauceI used Panko breadcrumbs for an extra crunchy coating on these fried green tomatoes with spicy Ranch dipping sauce. If you like yours a little less crunchy, just substitute regular bread crumbs. For extra kick, mix a little cayenne (or my favorites, smoked paprika or chipotle powder) into the bread crumbs first.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the Fried Green Tomatoes

  • 2 green tomatoes sliced thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce

Instructions

For the Fried Green Tomatoes

  • Heat a few inches of oil to 350 F in a deep fryer or Dutch oven.
  • Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper.
  • In 3 separate shallow bowls place the flour, the buttermilk and Panko.
  • Working in batches, dip the tomatoes in the flour, covering on all sides. Shake off the excess flour.
  • Next, submerse the tomatoes in the buttermilk.
  • Finally, coat the tomatoes in the bread crumbs.
  • Fry 2 minutes per side or until golden brown.

For the Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce

  • Combine the ingredients.