Gluten Free Green Fried Tomatoes
Tomatoes are goodies that usually come out during the summer time. Just about a week ago my tomato vines were so bare but with the hot weather and the bright sun, I have plenty of visitors.
What’s so great about tomatoes you ask?
Well, curious readers they provide us with a good source of Lycopene, an anti-oxidant that has cancer fighting properties. Tomatoes are also very versatile. They are used in a variety of dishes as either condiments or main courses!
*What did the father tomato say to the baby tomato when he was falling behind on their walk?*
He said, “Ketchup”
That’s right, without tomatoes we wouldn’t have ketchup…and I love ketchup with a passion.
I remember trying fried green tomatoes for the first time in 2011 at Lucille’s BBQ smokehouse. I would normally order the fried pickles or onion straws. But decided to be adventurous and went with the fried tomatoes.
The Lucille’s version uses cornmeal but I wanted to replace the cornmeal with something else.
Since I have plenty of green tomatoes and the right supplies. So how about we have a go at it eh?
Gluten Free Fried Green Tomatoes
- 3-4 Green tomatoes
- Kosher salt or Pink Himalayan Salt
- 2 cups of coconut Flour
- 1 or 2 tbsp of Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp of Onion Powder
- 1/3 cup of tapioca or arrowroot flour.
- ½ cup of flaxseed meal
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp of curry powder (optional)
- ¼ coconut oil for frying
- ½ cup of coconut cream or full fat coconut milk
- green onion or cilantro as garnish
- Cut the green tomatoes into equally thick slices. Pat them dry slightly and sprinkle some salt on each slice.
- Combine all the dry ingredients and set aside.
- Combine the egg and coconut cream. Mix together well.
- Heat oil on a frying pan on medium heat. While the oiling is heating up, dip the tomato slices in the dry mixture, then the egg wash and once again the dry mix. Place them in the frying pan. Fry until golden brown on both sides.
- Enjoy with ranch or other condiments you think that will compliment these deliciousness.
- Garnish with cilantro or green onions.
Look! Mukku is so excited about how great these turned out!!