Nellie’s Southern Kitchen’s Fried Green Tomatoes
By Chef Ben Sholiton
2 whole green tomatoes
2 cups flour
4 tablespoons water
Pecan Crust – Recipe Follows
vegetable oil – As needed
1 cup pecans
1.5 cups panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon curley parsley
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Heat up oil to shimmering, but not smoking
Slice tomatoes into 1/2 inch thick slices
Whip eggs and water together in a medium sized bowl
Put flour into a bowl
Dip tomato slices in flour, then egg wash. Be sure to coat evenly and shake off extra flour and allow eggs to drip off. (Tip – If flour doesn’t stick, drop tomato slices into water and then into flour.)
Place into pecan crust. Cover with crust and press crust onto tomato slices. Make sure tomatoes are covered top and bottom.
Place tomato slices in oil in a single layer. You will have to do multiple batches.
Flip after 2 minutes or until golden brown on bottom side. Repeat on other side of tomato.
Once cooked, move from oil and allow to drip onto paper towel-lined plate.
These go very well with goat cheese, pickled veggies, spicy sauce and/or a small salad.