Best Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
Me and my husband planned a “drive cross county” vacation a few years back with one goal in mind: Eat. Good. Food. (And drink good beer. Duh.)
I tried to keep most of my choices within the realm of “clean eating” — minus the brews — until we hit a little dive in Kentucky that had the most fantastic-looking fried green tomatoes I’d ever seen. I had to have them. They were beyond delicious — even with the stomach ache that they triggered in my primarily “clean eating” system afterwards.
I sometimes think of them when I’m craving something not so “clean”, which always triggers me to make this Paleo fried green tomatoes recipe. They obviously aren’t as heavy as the classic recipe — which I actually like — but they are yummy, and always seem to satisfy that craving. The bacon is a must with these. I tried the recipe without it and it wasn’t nearly as good — obviously. Eat up!
Healthy Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe (serves 2)
- 1 green tomato
- 4 slices uncured turkey bacon
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup almond flour
- fresh black pepper, to taste
- salt, to taste
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/2 TB coconut oil
– Cook bacon in cask iron skillet over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove bacon from pan, leaving any leftover grease, crumble into pieces and set aside.
– While bacon is cooking, beat eggs in one bowl and combine flour, salt, pepper and cayenne in another bowl.
– Slice tomato to about 1/4 inch thickness
– Add coconut oil to pan with bacon grease.
– Coat tomato slices in flour mixture, then egg, then flour mixture again. Coating well.
– Immediately after coating, transfer to pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
– Transfer to a plate, top with bacon and serve. (I like mine with a little Dijon mustard) Yum!