Low Carb Fried Green Tomatoes
So while lamenting about the patience it takes to wait for my tomatoes to ripen, someone recommended fried green tomatoes. All I knew about them came from my references to the movie, so I thought I should give it a try. Also, since I am trying to eat under the Trim Healthy Mama plan, I was looking for a way to make it low carb. A quick swap of cornmeal for almond flour, and these were on plan and so tasty!
3 medium green tomatoes
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- pinch of salt
The girls were so excited to pick the first tomatoes! We looked for the largest, and each picked one.
After we picked our prizes, my 11-year-old took over the camera, so from here on, all of the photo credit goes to her. I've never cut in to a green tomato and they are beautiful! I used a serrated knife which made the cutting very easy. I went for thick slices...they look tasty!Then my youngest whisked up the cream and egg, and prepared the almond flour for dipping.Then one by one, coat each slice in the wet and dry mixtures.Now you're ready for frying! Just heat the oil of your choice on medium-high heat. When you start to see ripples, gently place each slice in the pan.When the edges start to turn brown, give them a flip. (easy...no splashing)Remove the slices to a plate with a paper towel to remove the excess oil. Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt.Serve and enjoy!
Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.
I am definitely trying this! That imaginary person at the beginning of your post? Totally me. I work four ten-hour days so I can have 3-day weekends to work on my blog, and by the time I walk in the door at the end of a work day I can hardly think straight, let alone make a time-consuming recipe. This kind of dinner is just what I need!