Fried Tomatillos and Dipping Sauce

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Easy and tangy fried tomatillos!

Fried green tomatillos are as juicy and crunchy as it gets – who doesn't love that combination? The delicious spicy-cumin dipping sauce gives them the perfect accent. Well, when is something fried NOT good? This recipe is a bit tangier than the similar Southern classic: Fried Green Tomatoes.

It's a perfect finger food to snack on or to serve as an appetizer.


More like this


The Sauce
  1. Make the dipping sauce first by whisking all ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
The Tomatillos
  1. Cut the tomatillos in 1/4-inch to 1/3-inch pieces. Season tomatillos with salt and pepper.
  2. Set up the assembly line: one bowl with flour, another bowl with the egg and milk (whisked), another bowl with panko, chile powder, cumin and salt.
  3. Dredge a tomatillo in the flour, dip it in the egg mixture and then dredge in the panko. Repeat with remaining tomatillos until all are coated.
  4. Heat a 1/4 inch of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Drop a few panko bread crumbs into the skillet and if they sizzle, it's hot enough. Fry tomatillos, in batches if needed, until crispy and golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately with dip.
  5. Enjoy!
View Comments
Appetizer Snack

RecommendedView All