Fried Green Tomatoes with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Dip

Makes 2-4 servings or 10-12 fried tomatoes.

I love a fried green tomato. Plain and simple. They have a tart/citrus-y and their firm texture makes them ideal for frying. Paired with a cool and creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Dip, these Fried Green Tomatoes will be your new summertime favorite!

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What you’ll need for the Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Dip:

– 8 ounces of sour cream
– 1 roasted red pepper, get recipe here: http://wp.me/p46hiD-95
– 1 roasted garlic clove, get recipe here: http://wp.me/p46hiD-5E
– 1/4 tsp cumin
– 1/4 tsp onion powder
– 1/4 tsp sea salt
chopped green onion for garnish

Using a fork, mash-up the roasted red pepper and garlic in a medium-sized bowl. Get it as good as you can, almost into a paste. Then combine the rest of the ingredients. Mix well and cover. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

What you’ll need for the Fried Green Tomatoes:

– 3 to 4 medium-sized green tomatoes, sliced in 1/4 inch pieces
– 1 large egg
– 1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
– 1/2 cup flour, divided
– 1/2 cup cornmeal
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
– 1/2 tsp black pepper

Place 1/2 cup of flour in a medium bowl. Mix the egg and milk in another medium bowl. Mix 1/2 cup of flour, cornmeal, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper in a third medium bowl.

In a large cast iron skillet, pour in oil for frying to about 1/4 inch deep. You don’t want the oil to cover the tomatoes. Heat to medium high. Consider a couple of TBSPs of leftover bacon grease for some added flavor!

Next, dredge each green tomato slice in the plain flour then dip in egg/milk mixture and finally coat each with the cornmeal. Repeat until all tomato slices are breaded.

Place the breaded green tomato slices in hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes on each side. Just until they are a nice golden brown. Remove from oil and place on a couple of paper towels to sop up the extra oil.

All done! Don’t forget your Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Dip! That’s all you’ll need! Enjoy!

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