Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk Feta Dressing
Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk Feta Dressing are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and covered in a tangy dressing and sprinkled with bacon. They rival the fried green tomato appetizer at the best southern restaurants.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Buttermilk Feta Dressing
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 (4-oz) package feta cheese, crumbled and divided (1 cup)
Fried Green Tomatoes
- 4 pieces bacon
- 3 green tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 2 large eggs
- Vegetable oil
Stir together all ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl, reserving 1/4 cup of the feta cheese for garnish. Refrigerate until needed.
Cook bacon in a pan (preferably cast iron). Crumble it and set it aside. Leave the bacon grease in the pan.
Sprinkle each side of green tomatoes with salt, using about 1 teaspoon of salt total. Set them on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
Blot tomatoes dry with paper towels.
Place flour in a shallow dish. Combine cornmeal and bread crumbs in a second dish.
Place eggs in a medium bowl and add about 1 tablespoon of water. Whisk well.
Coat tomato slices in flour, dip in egg mixture, and coat well in cornmeal mixture.
Add enough vegetable oil to the pan with the bacon grease to make about 1/2-inch. Heat oil over medium-high heat. When hot add 4 tomato slices at a time. Cook for about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Place on a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with a little salt.
Serve topped with Buttermilk-Feta Dressing, crumbled bacon, and reserved crumbled feta.