By Kelly Bogard

It’s spring planting season! And I don’t know about you, but I get pretty excited knowing there are lots of veggies coming my way for summer meals.

Tomatoes are great in the summer months. Did you know they have a cousin called a Tomatillo that is just as good in it’s own special way?

Tomatoes and tomatillos are both in the nightshade family and look quite similar until you cut them open. And they are both good for way more that just salsa.

For Fried Green Tomatillos, you will need…FriedGreenTomatillos
3 to 4 tomatillos
1 egg
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. flour, divided
1/2 c. breadcrumbs
1/2 c. cornmeal
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
peanut oil

Tomatillos are meatier and have tiny seeds compared to tomatoes. They are also quite tangy and come wrapped up like a special present with their paper husk. But like traditional fried green tomatoes, their flavors really burst when breaded and fried.

Start by removing the husks, washing and patting dry the fruit. Then, divide the flour in half into two containers. Put the breadcrumbs and cornmeal in one container and the dry seasonings in the other. Whisk together all of the wet ingredients in a small bowl.
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Slice the tomatillos in thick slices. Then dredge in the seasoned flour, then dip in the egg wash and finally in the breading flour. Repeat until all of the slices are coated. Go ahead and start your oil heating over medium high heat, too.
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Once the oil reaches 375 degrees, slip several slices of the tomatillos into the hot oil and fry on each side for about one minute each or until golden.
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These green goodies are great by themselves or with some Buttermilk Ranch Dressing for dipping. As spring turns to summer, be sure to watch for more veggies popping up in gardens and fields in your area. They will bring major color and flavor to your table. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6-8 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6-8 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Remove the husk, wash and pat dry tomatillos.
  2. Cut into thick slices.
  3. Mix together half of the flour with the breadcrumbs, and cornmeal. Set aside.
  4. Combine the egg, buttermilk and Tabasco in a second bowl.
  5. Pour remaining flour and seasonings into a third dish.
  6. Heat 1/2 inch oil in a large skillet to approximately 375 degrees.
  7. Dredge the tomatillo slices in the seasoned flour.
  8. Followed by dipping in the egg wash.
  9. Dredge the dipped slices into the breading flour mixture.
  10. Fry in hot oil for about one to one and a half minutes per side.
  11. Serve warm.
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Kelly Bogard

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Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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