Hey, hi, hello! I don’t know if I could be anymore excited about this recipe today! Gluten free fried green tomatoes are one of my very favorite summer indulgences. I remember having these at my Nana’s house during the summer months served alongside savory southern style cornbread, cubed steaks, and fried okra.
A few years ago I started tinkering with making the recipe and with better-for-you ingredients and I am so excited to FINALLY be sharing this gluten free fried green tomatoes recipe!
When I’m making this as a side for a meal, I average 1 green tomato per person. I typically will make 4 at a time and get 3-4 slices per tomato. I first dunk the tomato slices in a buttermilk and egg wash seasoned with hot sauce before dredging in mixture of cornmeal, polenta, and cassava flour. I love using both cornmeal and polenta because there is such great variation in texture and flavor–the polenta gets a little crispier than the cornmeal and the cassava flour holds it all together. If you don’t have cassava flour and polenta, just substitute your favorite gluten free flour and more cornmeal and don’t look back. I use avocado oil to fry these green tomatoes until they are golden brown. It’s a healthier alternative to the traditional vegetable oil, has a more neutral taste than coconut oil, and has a high smoke point.
My favorite way to eat these fried green tomatoes is with this slightly spicy and tangy buttermilk sauce. It is to die for! Buttermilk, mayonnaise, garlic, hot sauce, and lemon juice combine to make this addicting spicy buttermilk sauce that perfectly compliments these gluten free fried green tomatoes. Sometimes I mix it up and serve these along side homemade yogurt ranch when I want something a little healthier. When I’m feeling extra decadent, I’ll top this with creamy goat cheese and green onions. When I’m making gluten free fried green tomatoes into a meal, I’ll top a stack of them with a poached or fried egg. Now that we live in the south, I see them on restaurant menus all the time an I am coming up with some many other ways to enjoy them and can’t wait to experiment with ways to enjoy these gluten free fried tomatoes this summer.
Terrible photo, but when you place the tomato slices in the hot oil, they should begin to bubble almost instantly.
Love these fried green tomatoes topped with creamy goat cheese and green onions
Top with a drizzle of spicy buttermilk sauce…
…and dig in!
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