Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk Feta Dressing
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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.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

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
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions

  • 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.