Don't worry, this will be the only video involving this year's contenders in Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" contest, as I had a bunch of videos planned already in the coming months, although I did have thought of using the other two contenders, Everything Bagel and Taco:
Fried Green Tomatoes on the other hand, were meant to be breaded in Fried Green Tomato potato chips, in my opinion. Only problem is, living in New York State, I've never seen green tomatoes for sale in any supermarket, so I had to resort to buying pickled green tomatoes on Amazon, and those tomatoes are tiny, like the size of olives and I've never heard of someone frying an olive.
But when I set my mind to something, I really am determined.
Given these tomatoes were pickled, they needed to be washed under some cold water to get rid of the brine and salt on the surface of them.
I tried following a recipe on how to air-fry green tomatoes and it used milk instead of egg. It turns out egg is much better at keeping chips stuck onto the surface of whatever you're going to fry than milk is, so I abandoned the milk ingredients midway through the video.
For some reason, I'm always scared I might air-fry something to the point it gets burnt, which is why I set the air-fryer for 1 minute intervals- just to check on them.
In case the air-frying method fails, I baked some of the green tomatoes so I can at least some guarantee of an end product.
The potato chip breading stuck more on the baked tomatoes than the air-fried ones. To get somewhat of an authentic fried green tomato experience, I took a green tomato, the breading, and a creamy condiment like mayo all in one bite. To me, it tasted as if a fried fish had a baby with a sour tomato(not that this can happen in real life, but given advancements in genetic engineering, you never know)!
Just to be clear, I've never eaten fried green tomatoes like the ones traditionally made in Southern restaurants before, although I think when I went to Florida six or seven years ago, I went to a restaurant called "Sweet Tomatoes" but that's not the same thing, as they didn't serve fried green tomatoes. It was more of a salad buffet than anything else.
My dad didn't try the tomatoes because he asked what they tasted like and the first word that came out of my mouth was "sour" and he doesn't like sour food, so that turned him off of trying it. The correct word I wanted to say was "tart".
HELPFUL LINK: (Pickled) Green Tomatoes; www.amazon.com/Jake-Amos-Pickled-Green-Tomatoes/dp/B008DZ02OI/ref=sr_1_5_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1505676473&sr=8-5&
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A medium bowl
2 small bowls
A large bowl
An air fryer
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the fried green tomatoes:
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Pickled green tomatoes
Fried Green Tomato potato chips
A creamy condiment like mayo for dipping
1. Put the first 4 ingredients into a small bowl and mix them all up.
2. Put however many green tomatoes you would like to use and put them in a medium bowl. Run the tomatoes under cold water to remove the brine and salt they were sitting in in the jar.
3. Put some Fried Green Tomato potato chips into a large bowl and crush them up really finely with the bottom of a jar or put them in a food processor.
4. Beat and whisk the egg in a small bowl. Arrange you stations so that:
6. Bake the breaded tomatoes in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 9 minutes.
7. Place the basket into the air-fryer and preheat the air-fryer with the breaded tomatoes inside.
8. Once the air-fryer is done preheating, air-fry the breaded tomatoes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 minutes.
9. Serve with a creamy condiment like mayo.