Fried Green Tomato Tacos aka Vegetarian Fish Tacos

I am determined to use all of those green tomatoes in our garden!  Last night’s dinner consisted of fried green tomato tacos, spicy Mexican style basmati rice and black beans.  The tacos are a vegetarian version of a fish taco.  I added  dulse flakes to my fried green tomato coating and whipped up a habanero tartar sauce.  Yummy!  The dulse flakes add the fishy taste without the fish.  Dulse is an edible, coarse textured red seaweed with a pungent, briny flavor.  It can be purchased it in dried, flaked form.  You can find the recipe and directions on how to make the fried green tomatoes on my post entitled Fried Green Tomato Gratin.  Instead of using sliced rounds of tomato, I cut the slices into strips.

Strips of green tomato, waiting to be breaded

After frying, place on paper towel to soak up any excess oil.  They smell so good.

Looking good, smelling good

Looking good, smelling good

I made the habanero tartar sauce by combining Veganaise, finely chopped dill pickle, finely chopped fresh habanero pepper and a small amount of pickle juice, about 2 teaspoons.  Stir until blended.

Fry up some corn tortillas, add a bit of grated cheese ( I used habanero jack and cheddar).  Place three pieces of the tomato “fish” in there.   Top with the tartar sauce.   Add some chunks of avocado and some shredded cabbage.  That’s it!  Serve with beans and rice for a complete meal.

So good!

So good!

I’m hungry again after writing this post.  Wow!  You must try this.  Really.

P.S.  You can make a vegan version by dipping the tomatoes in soy milk instead of the beaten egg.

4 Responses to “Fried Green Tomato Tacos aka Vegetarian Fish Tacos”

  1. October 13, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    These look so great! I love how much fun these are!

  2. October 13, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Fun and delicious! I seriously got hungry writing this post. What am I gonna come up with next? Thanks, Christine, for checking in.

  3. October 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Oh man, were these tacos ever good! I’m nominating you to the Green Tomato Hall of Fame, darling.

    You and I work so perfectly and effortlessly together, that I think you should seriously consider the possibility of opening another restaurant someday. With me on board doing your bidding, you’ll be able to be in 2 places at the same time.

    Just sayin’.


  4. October 16, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Those look incredible! Wow. Never had a green tomato, but would eat anything you cooked up, especially when it ends up looking like THAT!

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