Fried Tomatillos and Dipping Sauce, photo by Hispanic Kitchen

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.

Ingredients

  • Fried Green Tomatillos
  • 3 - 4 medium tomatillos husks removed, sliced into 1/4-inch to 1/3-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • oil for frying
  • Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Juice of 1 lemon

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Directions

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!
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