Summer Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes

From the Kitchen of Jacks Monterey Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese

Fried Green Tomatoes, Serves 4

Ingredients       

  • 4 each, Green Tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 Panko Crust (see recipe below)
  • 1c Aioli (see recipe below)
  • 2c Chow-Chow (see recipe below)
  • 1 bunch Italian Parsley-Chiffonade
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste

Sliced green tomatoes ready for breading

Directions

  1. Prepare Panko Crust
  2. Prepare Aioli
  3. Prepare Chow Chow
  4. In a fryer or cast-iron skillet, fry the green tomatoes until golden brown and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the Aioli in the center of desired serving plate and then place tomatoes in a shingle pattern.
  6. Top tomatoes with Chow-Chow and garnish with parsley.

 

Panko Crust Ingredients

  • 1c Flour-seasoned
  • 1c Egg-whipped
  • 2c Panko Crumbs
  • 1 bunch Italian Parsley-Chiffonade

Use three trays for your seasoned flour, eggs & panko crust

Panko Crust Directions

  1. Place seasoned flour, eggs, and panko crumbs in their own container.
  2. Mix the parsley into the panko.
  3. Start breading procedure by dredging tomato in the flour, then the eggs and then panko crumbs.
  4. Repeat process.

 

Dip sliced tomatoes in each tray starting with the seasoned flour

Tomatoes ready for frying

Aioli Ingredients

  • 3 each, Egg-yolks only
  • 2 each, Garlic Cloves
  • 1 each, Juice-Lemon
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 5c Olive Oil

Aioli ingredients from local farms including garlic from Christopher Ranch

Aioli Directions

  1. In robo coup, add egg yolk, garlic and lemon juice.
  2. Turn on and slowly pour the oil until thick and creamy.
  3. Season to taste.
  4. Thin out with cold water, if needed.

 

Chow Chow Ingredients

  • 1/2c Red Bell Pepper-small dice
  • 1/2c Green Bell Pepper-small dice
  • 1/2c Yellow Bell Pepper-small dice
  • 2 each, Garlic-sliced
  • 3T Olive Oil
  • 1/4c Cider Vinegar
  • 4T Sugar
  • 2T Italian Parsley, chopped
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste

Chow Chow ready for Fried Green Tomatoes

Chow Chow Directions

  1. In a sauté pan with olive oil, sweat peppers, onion, and garlic until tender.
  2. Add the seasoning, along with the vinegar and sugar and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Finish with parsley and chill for service.

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