This easy fried tomatillo recipe is a healthier twist on the crispy Southern favorite--fried green tomatoes. These oven-fried tomatillos make a tangy, dunkable appetizer or a decadent topping for a burger.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2015


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35 mins


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  • Position a rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Sprinkle tomatillos with salt and pepper. Combine flour, garlic powder and Creole (or Cajun) seasoning in a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in another dish. Put breadcrumbs in a third dish. Dredge the tomatillos in the flour mixture, dip in the egg and then coat both sides with breadcrumbs. Place on the prepared baking sheet and generously coat with cooking spray.

  • Bake the tomatillos, turning once, until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine ketchup and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Serve the tomatillos with the dipping sauce.


Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

4-5 tomatillo slices & 1 1/2 Tbsp. sauce
131 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 22g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 5.9g; fat 3.6g; saturated fat 0.6g; cholesterol 23.2mg; vitamin a iu 190.7IU; vitamin c 9.3mg; folate 9.5mcg; calcium 12mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 17.7mg; potassium 249.3mg; sodium 350.5mg; added sugar 2g.

1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat