At the beginning of each tomato season, I find myself anxiously awaiting the fruits of my gardening labor. Firm and green, these tomatoes aren’t the traditional juicy, red orbs. Here in the south, however, they are transformed into one of my favorite side dishes: fried green tomatoes.
Sliced a quarter inch thick, coated in panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), then deep fried, these green tomatoes taste great on their own, but they are even better as a topping for our latest “Burger of the Month.” The juicy reverse seared burger patty and crunchy, slightly tart, fried green tomatoes get doused with another southern classic – comeback sauce.
For the uninitiated, Southern Living explains here that “comeback sauce is often referred to as the kissing cousin of remoulade, and this versatile spiced sauce got its original kick in the 1930s, in Jackson, Mississippi. And as one of the South’s most beloved condiments, comeback sauce is a delicacy native to the Deep South.” In short, this creamy, slightly spicy, mayo-based sauce will keep you coming back for more, especially when paired with fried green tomatoes in this southern burger recipe.
Published On: 7/2/2018 Last Modified: 4/20/2021
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