Curry-Flavored Fried Green Tomatoes with Horseradish-Herb Dip
June 1, 2017
Fried green tomatoes are a true southern classic. It's the sort of dish that doesn't warrant much tweaking. But, even with that in mind, I'm always game to find a way to infuse new and interesting flavors into my recipes.
Yellow curry powder adds a delicious warmth to this dish. The horseradish dip has a powerful kick that's mellowed out by the sweetness of sugar, creaminess of mayonnaise, and herbaceous freshness.
CURRY-FLAVORED FRIED GREEN TOMATOES WITH HORSERADISH HERB DIP
Ingredients: 4 large green tomatoes 2 cups Buttermilk 2 cups Flour 2 cups Panko breadcrumbs 1 tablespoons Yellow curry powder 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika 1 teaspoon Dried garlic 1 teaspoon Dried mustard ½ teaspoon Cumin Salt and Pepper Vegetable oil for frying 1 tablespoon sriracha
Ingredients for dipping sauce: 3/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons horseradish sauce Juice of 1 lemon 1 heaping tablespoon granulated sugar 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (any variety) Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Slice green tomatoes 1/4 inch thick. Discard the ends. Place paper towels under a cooling rack Arrange sliced tomatoes on cooling rack, salt and pepper both sides liberally Allow excess water to drain from tomatoes for 15-20 minutes while you prep for frying In the meantime, set up a breading station (three pie pans or similar arrangement) Put flour in a one, buttermilk in another, and pour panko in the last pie pan or shallow bowl Heat vegetable oil to medium-high in a large frying pan Combine dry seasonings (curry powder, paprika, garlic, dry mustard, cumin) with flour Stir sriracha into buttermilk until well incorporated Dredge tomato slices in seasoned flour with one hand Next, coat tomatoes in buttermilk with the other hand Using dry hand again, dredge tomatoes in unseasoned panko Fry until golden brown (approximately 2 minutes on each side) Drain on cooling rack placed over brown paper bag or paper towels Serve warm with horseradish-herb dipping sauce
For the Horseradish-Herb Dip: In a medium-sized bowl, combine mayonnaise, horseradish sauce, fresh herbs, fresh lemon juice, and sugar Stir until well combined, then add salt and pepper to taste