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Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

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Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

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Fried green tomatoes are an American classic, and one of the most famous southern recipes of all-time. The great thing about this fried green tomatoes recipe is that the same technique can be used for other vegetables like eggplant and squash. Fried green tomatoes are often served as side dishes, or as a snack with hot sauce.

Makes 4 Servings of Fried Green Tomatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes


  • 4 large green tomatoes, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • salt as needed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup corn meal
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • vegetable oil, as needed
  • 1 tbsp butter


Lay green tomato slices out on a rack or paper towels, and salt both sides. Let sit for 15 minutes to draw out some of the water. Pat dry.

Put flour in one bowl; in another whisk together milk and eggs; and in a third mix together breadcrumbs, corn meal, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Dip each tomato slice in the flour mixture, then in the egg to coat completely, and then into the seasoned breadcrumb mixture.

Add about 1/4-inch oil, and the butter, to a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter melts, and the foam begins to turn from white to tan, add enough slices to fill pan, but not crowd. Fry until browned on each side, about 3 to 4 minutes. Serve hot, with hot sauce or remoulade.
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 4 out of 5
Fried Green Tomatoes, Member shotpusher

Very good, the breading stuck to the food very well. I tried it with squash and green tomatoes.

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