Colonel Sanders’ Fried Tomatoes with Buttermilk Dressing Recipe

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No one can know the secret recipe to KFC’s chicken, but KFC’s Colonel Sanders did leave behind his favorite easy-to-make old-time country recipes. You can find those recipes, along with his life story in the recently discovered manuscript Colonel Harland Sanders: The Autobiography of the Original Celebrity Chef. KFC spokesperson and Chef Ed Lee shared a recipe for delicious fried tomatoes with buttermilk dressing.

Ed Lee: Colonel Sanders’ Fried Tomatoes with Buttermilk Dressing Recipe

Kathie Lee & Hoda were joined by KFC Spokesperson & Chef Ed Lee, who shared Colonel Sanders' Fried Tomatoes with Buttermilk Dressing Recipe.

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were joined by KFC Spokesperson & Chef Ed Lee, who shared Colonel Sanders' Fried Tomatoes with Buttermilk Dressing Recipe.

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Ingredients For Fried Tomatoes

  • 3 large firm, ripe beefsteak tomatoes (or on-the-vine tomatoes)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons butter plus more as needed
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • Unseasoned bread crumbs
  • Flour
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil plus more as needed

Ingredients For Buttermilk Dressing

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 garlic clove smashed
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped herbs – a mix of parsley, chives and tarragon
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper

Preparation For Tomatoes

  • Slice tomatoes half-inch thick
  • Season with salt and pepper and set aside
  • In a shallow dish, whisk together milk and eggs
  • In another shallow dish, spread out a thick layer of bread crumbs
  • Place dishes side by side on the counter so you can bread the tomatoes before frying
  • Dip each tomato slice in the egg-milk mixture to coat, then in the flour mixture
  • Dip the floured tomato slice back into the egg and then into the bread crumbs
  • With heat at medium-high, add butter and oil to ten inch skillet
  • When butter is melted and oil is hot, place coated tomato slices (three or four at a time) in the frying pan, and fry until golden brown on each side, about 3 to 5 minutes per side
  • Add more butter or oil to the pan, as necessary
  • Drain cooked tomato slices on a plate that has been covered with a paper towel

Preparation For Buttermilk Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree on medium until fully blended
  • Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator until ready to use

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