A question about a recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes with Panko and Parmesan

I have a question about the recipe "Fried Green Tomatoes with Panko and Parmesan" from amanda. Why is this southern classic used with only green tomatoes. Can it be made with red? Is it because of the tartness you noted in your cooking notes. I'm not such a fan of green tomatoes. just curious.

  • 1351 views
  • 1 Comment

1 Comment

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser July 29, 2011

Green tomatoes are fairly inedible when raw, so cooking them this way transforms them. Also, they hold up to sauteing and crisping much better than a red tomato would.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Showing 1 out of 1 Comments Back to top
Recommended by Food52