Lunchbreak: Fried Green Tomatoes

Erick Williams, Chef/Owner, Virtue


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Chicago, IL 60615
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Virtue Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

4 large green tomatoes (firm sliced ¼ -1/2 inch thick)

Vegetable oil (enough to fill pan ¼ inch deep)

1 ½ cups buttermilk

1 ½ cups yellow cornmeal

1 ½ cups a.p.flour

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons black pepper


  1. Pour buttermilk into a shallow dish.
  2. Slice tomatoes, add to the buttermilk and set aside.
  3. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet.
  4. Mix corn meal, salt, pepper and together and place in a shallow dish.
  5. Dredge it in the cornmeal mixture.
  6. Fry each slice in the oil until browned, 1.5-2 minutes.
  7. Turn and cook the other side until brown.
  8. Remove and place on a paper-towel-lined .
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