Fried Green Tomatoes with Peach Chutney

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 10 mins

The juicy acidity of the tomatoes is balanced by the sweet and spicy chutney in a famous classic that oozes Southern charm.

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Fruity peach chutney gussies up Slocomb's prized green tomatoes. This recipe was selected as one of the "Year of Alabama Food" recipes. For more Alabama recipes, go to 800alabama.com/yof/main.cfm

Ingredients

Ginger Peach Chutney:
2 peaches, peeled and diced
3 tablespoons finely diced onion
3 tablespoons finely diced red bell pepper
2 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons diced pickled ginger
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
Tomatoes:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
Coarsely ground black pepper
4 green tomatoes, sliced
Oil for frying
3 ounces goat cheese

Instructions

  1. To prepare the chutney, mix all ingredients and refrigerate overnight. The chutney can be made spicy with the addition of either pepper sauce or jalapeños.
  2. To prepare the tomatoes, mix half the flour with cornmeal. Beat eggs with a little water. Season remaining flour with salt and pepper. Dredge tomato slices in flour, dip in egg, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.
  3. Pour oil to a depth of 2-inches in a large skillet; heat until hot but not smoking. Add tomato slices and fry until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Serve topped with peach chutney and crumbled goat cheese.

Recipe courtesy of the Pepper Place Market and the Alabama Board of Tourism and Travel.

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