Bobby’s Fried Green Tomatoes

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Bobby’s Fried Green Tomatoes

By Bobby Deen

1059 Fewer Calories
114g Less Carbs

Fried Green Tomatoes

1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 egg white
10 drops hot sauce (about 1/2 teaspoon)
1 cup cornmeal  
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 large green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 1 1/2 pounds)

Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick spray.

Combine buttermilk, egg white, and hot sauce in a medium bowl. Mix cornmeal and salt in a pie dish. Dip the tomato slices into the buttermilk mixture, then into the cornmeal, gently turning to coat.

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the tomato slices in a single layer and cook until browned on one side, 3 – 4 minutes.

Transfer the slices, browned-side up, to the cookie sheet. Lightly spray the tomatoes with nonstick spray. Bake until the tomatoes are golden brown on both sides, about 8 minutes. Wipe the skillet clean and repeat with the remaining oil, and tomato slices.
Serve hot.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 6 servings
Per Serving: 137 Cal; 4 g Protein; 3 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 24 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 5 g Sugar; 38 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 338 mg Sodium; 1 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of Bobby Dean and the Paula Deen test kitchen

Test Kitchen Note: about 5 (1/4-inch-thick slices per tomato), 2 ½ tomato slices per serving

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Reader Comments:

I brought all my green tomatoes inside this week because of the frost on the ground. This will be the perfect recipe to try.  Thanks Bobby!

By Joyce Heitz-Cable on October 16, 2010

Just wanted to respond to Anne of Bala Cynwyd, PA.  I too have had trouble printing out the recipes but here’s a quick tip - copy the recipe and paste it into a word document and then print.  Hope this helps but it would be nice to just have a print option on the website!

By Carolyn Bates on October 13, 2010

We LOVE fried green tomatos!  I will definatley try this “lighter” recipe.

By jan hyde on October 13, 2010

Love these new Lighten Up recipes…but I can’t print of save them in my recipe box..Can you help with this?
Cheryl of AZ 10/12/10

By mjbmama on October 13, 2010

We were at “The Lady & Sons” and also at “Bubba’s”
on September 25th.  We had a great time!  Good food too!  Hope to return to Savannah again soon.

By Beverly O'Leary on October 12, 2010

The print version is available in our recipes section. You may also use the link below:

By Lisa the Admin on October 12, 2010

Hi—I would love to try some of the lighter recipies,  but can’t seem to print them off from the newsletter. Can you help? 

They all sound so good.

My friends tried the black bean lasagna at their party recently, and it was really good, but I couldn’t find it on the site.  Any help with that?

By Anne on October 12, 2010

Suggestion;  Why don’t you make a “print” version of the recipes available?

By Barbara Terry on October 12, 2010

I am so happy to see all these lightened up recipes Bobby created.since I’ve pretty much given up on all the foods Paula cooks & I use to cook.I have been missing out on that kind of cooking. Thank you Bobby I can’t wait to try out some of these recipes especially the fried green tomato’s & the tomato pie. Keep on lighten’m up for us. virginiaann

By virginia parrish on August 08, 2010

Paula & Bobby,

I love Paula’s recipes, but now that Bobby is lightening them up I can prepare them with the family more often without worrying I’m going to cause someone a heart problem. I love it.
Thanks so much!

By Stacy King on December 21, 2009

OMGosh! I’ve died and gone to Heaven!! Do these ever look wonderful. Thought I would never have a friend green tomato again, but now I will. Thanks again Bobby!!

By Betty Jo on December 16, 2009

Great lighter twist on an old favorite! 

Love Bobby’s new “Lighten Up” challenge ~ especially the nutritional information values.

By Nancy Gayle on November 07, 2009

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