Fried Green Tomatoes - 3 Guiding Stars
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Traditionally this southern side dish is fried in bacon fat. This version uses canola oil to cut back on the saturated fat. The goal with fried tomatoes is a crisp exterior and a soft exterior, the key to which is your frying technique. Getting them just perfect might take a little practice, but the end result is worth the effort.


  • 4 firm green tomatoes
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil


  1. Wash the tomatoes, remove the stems, and slice each tomato into thick slices.
  2. Season the cornmeal with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high. Dip the tomato slices into the cornmeal and fry until brown, turning once (1-2 minutes per side). Don’t overcrowd the pan.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 230; Total Fat 12g (15% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 170mg (7% DV); Total Carbohydrate 30g (11% DV); Dietary Fiber 3.5g (14% DV); Total Sugars 5g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 4g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 8% DV; Molybdenum 50% DV; Chromium 30% DV; Vitamin C 30% DV.
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