Monthly Archives: August 2015

Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes

Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes.

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Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes

Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes:

(Serves 3 as a side dish)

*I went to the Farmer’s Market this past weekend (one of my favorite Saturday morning activities when I have the time) and loved being around all of the beautiful fresh produce and taking mental pictures for recipe ideas. As you know, in late July and early August, tomatoes are amazing this time of year. When I came across green tomatoes, I thought, Sara Darby, you are a Southerner and have never had fried green tomatoes. This is a crime. Therefore you need to buy and make some…paleo of course. I did and I totally understand what the hype is about them! They are delicious!!!! For breakfast, lunch, side at dinner, they are better than I ever thought they would be! Check out my awesome paleo version below and enjoy!!!

Ingredients:

-3 medium fresh green tomatoes (sliced into ¼ inch thick slices)

-2 beaten eggs

-½ cup olive oil

-1 1/2 cups almond flour

-2 tsp ground Himalayan sea salt

-2 tsp ground black pepper

-1 tsp ground white pepper

-1 tsp ground cayenne pepper

-2 tsp. paprika

-2 tsp. dried basil

-2 tsp. garlic powder

-1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon (*optional but highly recommended…trust me, the addition of this and the nutmeg is SO GOOD)

-1 ½ tsp. ground nutmeg (*optional if you add the cinnamon, and highly recommended)

Method:

  1. Cut your tomatoes into ¼ inch slices and set aside.
  2. Set out a plate and cover with several paper towels (you will place your finished fried tomatoes on this paper towel-lined plate as soon as they are finished to soak up a little of the oil).
  3. In a large, wide bowl mix all your dry ingredients well.
  4. In a separate bowl beat you eggs until smooth and frothy.
  5. Place a cast iron skillet on the burner and pour in enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Turn the heat up to medium-high and heat your oil.
  6. Take each tomato slice and first coat in the egg, then coat in the dry mixture, and place in the pan to fry for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place on the paper towel lined plate when finished.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy feeling like a healthy version of a true southerner!