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Frugal Fried Green Tomatoes

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"Cheapest way to make fried green tomatoes that are crunchy on the outside, and taste like apple pie on the inside. Great side-dish for any meal!"
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40 m servings 222
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place cornmeal in a bowl; dip and coat each tomato slice until thoroughly coated.
  3. Place coated tomato slices side by side in the hot oil; fry until coating is browned and crusty, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Season with salt and black pepper. Repeat with remaining tomato slices.


  • Cook's Note:
  • All-purpose flour can be substituted for the cornmeal.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 222 calories; 10 30.8 4.6 0 34 Full nutrition

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Very good starting point for Fried Green Tomatoes. I like my breading to have a bit more seasoning. But I really did enjoy this recipe, I made it just as the recipe directed. The end result was ...

Just like Mama taught me to make them. So good! Thanks for posting.

This is the first time this Northern girl even tried Fried Green Tomatoes. I found this recipe and I must say "Yum!" I used flour instead of cornmeal as I was out and dipped the tomato slices ...

I realized after cooking the first few if you let the tomatoes set in the cornmeal for a few minutes and then recoat it looks like the picture!! I used creole seasoning instead of salt and peppe...

Giving this 5 stars because, it is easy to make, minimal ingredients and still tasty. A perfect start recipe for those who have never made fried green tomatoes before. Leaves tons of room for ma...

Great food will make again easy also

I didn't make any changes and they came out extra yummy.

I can't believe I waited this long to try fried green tomatoes. This recipe is easy, cheap and delicious.