Fried Green Tomato Pizza (Roof-of-Your-Mouth-Burning-Good)

I love fried green tomatoes and I love creating unique pizzas.  So I decided to give this a try.  I have plenty of green tomatoes and basil in the garden right now.  I made a beer batter to fry the slices of green tomatoes in.

I selected one large and two small green tomatoes, sliced them into rounds about about 1/2″ thick.

I lightly dusted them in flour and dredged them well in the beer batter.

I used Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA for the beer and I thought it worked well.  I don’t like to use just any beer, if I don’t enjoy drinking it, I won’t cook with it either.

Before frying up the beer battered tomato slices, I chopped up about a 1/3 cup of pancetta and fried it in an iron skillet.

Once the pancetta was lightly browned I removed it, added about 1 inche of canola oil and heated it up.  When the oil was heated I started adding the battered green tomato rounds, in batches careful not to overcrowd the pan.  They brown up relatively quickly, after about 2-3 minutes carefully flip the slices and continue to fry for 2-3 for minutes.  Once they are done, drain them on paper towel to cool and remove excess oil.

Roll the pizza dough out, I used Trader Joe’s dough to save time.  I made a quick sauce of extra virgin olive oil, crushed garlic and torn fresh basil leaves, mixed well in a flavor shaker.  Brush the pizza with this mixture and then lay the beer batter fried rounds of green tomato on the pizza.  Spread the pancetta pieces all around and a bunch of fresh basil leaves.  I then added several slices of asiago and marinated mozzerella and shredded parmesan cheeses.  I followed up with strips of Capocolla ham and a final light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil all over the pizza.

We place the pizza on a preheated pizza stone on the grill and let it go for a good 10 minutes. This pizza paired well with Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Victory HopDevil Ale and Stoudt’s Scarlet Lady Ale.

2 Responses to “Fried Green Tomato Pizza (Roof-of-Your-Mouth-Burning-Good)”

  • Lori Says:

    You’re such a creative cook and I’d like to see your comments about the how your creations tasted. I can only assume you put up only recipes that turned out really good. I know you really enjoy when readers comment so you can get an idea how many are reading your blog…hopefully more people will respond so you’ll know.

  • Edna Cutlip Says:

    Oh my it sounds like Annie and Lori are definately kin to each other. I love fried green tomatoes so I know I would love the pizza. We were at your wedding and that was probably the only time I ever saw you and your new husband.

    Your dog is beautiful and I know you must enjoy it……..The food posted all looks excellent.

    Your great aunt,

    Edna in North Carolina

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