Fried green tomatoes are a classic Southern summer treat often cooked in bacon grease and dunked in a mayo-based sauce. They are wonderfully delicious, with their combination of tart, juicy tomato slices and crisp, seasoned breading. This is a dish that absolutely needs to break away from its regional roots. But it's difficult to justify a 600-calorie side dish. Could we keep the tart tomatoes and crunchy breading and save a bushel of calories? Y'all know we could: We live in the heart of FGT country.
Classic 574 calories each 40.7 grams total fat 717 milligrams sodium
Makeover 154 calories each 7.7 grams total fat 215 milligrams sodium