Fit Friday: “Fried” Green Tomatoes

It’s summer in the south which for me means it’s time for fresh produce from the farmers market and my mother’s garden.

 It’s not a complete and full summer without the deliciousness of Fried Green Tomatoes, so I’ve had to improvise to fit this lifestyle we do our best to stay focused on.

Giving up fried green tomatoes was torture the first two summers, but this year I said no more.  After looking through my cabinet I came up with a possible solution that turned out to be a big hit, especially among the two men in my house.

The best thing about these “fried” green tomatoes is that it only requires four ingredients and was table ready in 15 minutes.

So, here is my healthy version of fried green tomatoes.

Fried Geen Tomatoes


Unseasoned Panko

2-3 teaspoons Texas Pete Hot sauce (optional, but really good!)

3 eggs

2-3 fresh green tomatoes, thinly sliced

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Pulling it all together:

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and hot sauce. Dip the sliced tomatoes in the egg mixture, then coat in Panko crumbs.  I like to dip my tomatoes a second time in the egg and panic, just to make sure they are coated thoroughly.

Place on a broiler pan that you have sprayed with Olive Oil spray, then bake at 425 degrees for 5-6 minutes, until the crust on the tomatoes in golden and crispy.

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Serve up to your hungry bunch and they’ll be gone in a heartbeat.

The best part of all?

No guilt.

Crispy "Fried" green tomatoes

Crispy “Fried” green tomatoes

Have a fabulously fit weekend!




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