Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Barb's Fried Green Tomatoes with Zesty Sauce

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"An awesome recipe for southern fried green tomatoes."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


25 m servings 311
Original recipe yields 8 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Place potato flakes, wheat crackers, flour, butter-flavored granules, salt, and pepper into a food processor. Pulse until the crackers are finely crushed, then transfer mixture to a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter flavored shortening in a skillet over medium-high heat. Dip the tomato slices one at a time into the eggs, then the cracker mixture. Pan fry the tomatoes in the shortening until golden brown on both sides, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Mix the ranch dressing, sour cream, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl. Serve the fried tomatoes with topped with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 311 calories; 23.4 21.4 5.2 77 585 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 6
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Hubby and I both prefer a beer batter fried green tomato...but I made the zesty sauce and was blown away with flavor. I'm sure it would be fabulous for the more traditional just as written. Sa...

Love the sauce!

I didn't use this recipe for my tomatoes, perhaps I should have as mine were boring. I was looking for a dip and came upon this recipe, love it. I added the amount of hot sauce to my liking. Tur...

This is my first attempt at making fried green tomatoes myself and I thought it went well. They were tasty. I used canola oil instead of the shortening to fry but followed the directions for t...

These were wonderful and the sauce was the perfect addition. It was my first time making anything with green tomatoes and I can't wait to make them again. My husband, who is not much of a tomat...

Made as written except for the butter buds. I have never seen those but the recipe was good without. I'll admit that I used more hot pepper sauce than the recipe called for but the sauce turned...