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Fried Green Tomatoes with Cajun Remoulade

Fried Green Tomatoes with Cajun Remoulade

Author of "Cooking with Miss Quad," Quad Webb is making a Southern favorite from her cookbook.
Ingredients for Cajun Remoulade
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 scallion, trimmed and finely chopped
Ingredients for Tomatoes
  • Peanut or vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 pounds green tomatoes (4 to 6 tomatoes), sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
Ingredients for Spice Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
Ingredients for Wet Mixture
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
Ingredients for Coating
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal

Directions

1. Prepare the rémoulade: Combine all the rémoulade ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside until ready to serve. Fill a deep-fryer or large, heavy pot two-thirds of the way (no more than that) with the oil and heat to 350°F.

2. Lay tomato slices out on a plate and prepare a dredging station: Lining up three rimmed dishes, mix the spice blend in the first dish, the eggs and buttermilk in the second dish, and the panko and cornmeal in the third dish. Place both sides of each tomato in the spice blend first, then in the wet mixture, and then in the coating.

3. Place the dredged tomatoes in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides, flipping after about 30 seconds on the first side. Transfer the fried tomatoes to a cooling rack or paper towels to drain.

4. Serve on a large platter with the rémoulade.

Variation: Fried Okra with Cajun Remoulade

When you talk about the South, you have to talk about okra. Many may be worried by the ooey-gooeyness or the natural “stickiness,” but I promise you that this southern classic will become a family favorite. Following the recipe, simply replace the tomatoes with about 2 pounds of okra, sliced into ½-inch pieces.

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