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.

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.

I 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.

Also try my jalapeno bottle caps.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce

I have to say, any bad memories I have of fried green tomatoes are now long gone. These were fantastic. Crunchy and tasty, and with a nice lightly spicy sauce for dipping.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 248kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the Fried Green Tomatoes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.