Healthy Vegan "Fried" Green Tomatoes w/ Homemade Chipotle Ranch
Difficulty: 3/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 1/3 (3 being spiciest)
Prep & Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12-14 tomatoes
The Challenge: Vegan Fried Green Tomatoes
What a great snack - fried green tomatoes. I live in the South, and it is one of those delicious Southern treats that is pretty darn tasty but not quite tasty or vegan. Typically, you take a green tomato, slice it healthy, mix in a three-part battering > flour, egg bath, breadcrumbs. The part that is not vegan is the milk + egg bath. Further, these are nearly always deep-fried.
Now, I won't say these are as good as the originals, but they also are no oil, baked instead of fried, and use flax-meal + almonds for the eggs and milk. All in all, though, they are damn tasty! It is a quick and easy prep job with a 25-minute bake afterwards.
But what fried green tomato is tasty without a delicious dip! To complement these goodies, I decided to do a ranch dressing made from scratch along with chipotles...chipotle ranch coming up in just a 2-3 minutes. Yum!
Perfect for a pick-me up during the middle of the week or for tailgating or gameday > these fritters are winners!!
Let's get into it.
Fried Green Tomato
- 3 green tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
- 1/2 cup organic all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 3 tbl flaxmeal + 9 tlb water (3 flax eggs)
- 3 tbl dairy-free unsweetened milk
- 1.25 cups gluten-free bread crumbs
- 1 tsp smoked parika
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
Equipment You'll Need:
Cutting Board . Sharp Cutting Knife . Measuring Cups . Measuring Spoons . 2 Plates . Small Bowl . Baking Pan . Siplat . Mixing Bowl . Whisk . Serving Bowl
Before You Cook:
- Wash and cut all fresh ingredients
- Preheat oven to 350F