Rating: 4.5 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Simple recipe for fried green tomatoes, perfect for appetizers or a unique fried green tomato B.L.T.!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

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  • Beat eggs and water in a shallow bowl. Place flour and cornmeal in 2 separate shallow bowls. Season cornmeal with salt and pepper.

  • Dip each tomato slice into flour, then dip into egg mixture. Press tomato into cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess. Transfer tomato to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tomato slices, arranging tomatoes in a single layer.

  • Heat about 1/4 inch canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat until oil begins to shimmer. Fry tomatoes in batches until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towel-lined plates. Repeat with remaining tomatoes.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 31.5g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 73.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2014
Well, this is the closest as I've been able to find to my grandmother's recipe. I,,,,we only have fried green tomatoes when we have Catfish and hushpuppies. I salt the slices for a while and dab off the water. Then I put them in flour and let them set for a while. Before making the hushpuppies, I dredge the catfish in the cornmeal/salt and pepper, and let them set a while. I then dredge the tomatoes in the flour and let them set. I set the table and heat up the deep fryer, then I dip the tomatoes into the egg/milk (instead of water) and then into the cornmeal. I let them set. Each time you let the flour or cornmeal set, it "glues" itself to the food. I then mix up the flour egg/milk and cornmeal with some baking powder and minced onion, onion powder and make the hushpuppy dough. Well, I got off the subject, but I hope this helps someone. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2018
I made the recipe using really yummy homegrown green tomatoes and did not make any changes. I served the with homemade pesto and ranch dressing. The end result seemed more trouble than it was worth to me. I would call it a two but my guy liked it a lot (maybe because he didn t fry it?) so I averaged to three stars. Maybe I ll make salsa with the rest of the tomatoes? Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2014
Well, this is the closest as I've been able to find to my grandmother's recipe. I,,,,we only have fried green tomatoes when we have Catfish and hushpuppies. I salt the slices for a while and dab off the water. Then I put them in flour and let them set for a while. Before making the hushpuppies, I dredge the catfish in the cornmeal/salt and pepper, and let them set a while. I then dredge the tomatoes in the flour and let them set. I set the table and heat up the deep fryer, then I dip the tomatoes into the egg/milk (instead of water) and then into the cornmeal. I let them set. Each time you let the flour or cornmeal set, it "glues" itself to the food. I then mix up the flour egg/milk and cornmeal with some baking powder and minced onion, onion powder and make the hushpuppy dough. Well, I got off the subject, but I hope this helps someone. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2014
Fantastic recipe although I didn't use any cornmeal, instead, I used Panko crumbs. I find that the cornmeal gives it a heavier taste and holds more oil than panko crumbs do. I also gave them a quick spin in the blender to make them a bit finer. It worked like a charm. I added some cayenne pepper to the flour and left the salt out until the minute I took them out of the pan. I placed them on a rack on a rimmed baking sheet so that the air could circulate around them and put them into a preheated oven of 275F while I cooked off the rest of them. WOW! They are AMAZING and were perfectly browned AND not greasy AT ALL! Great recipe! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2013
This Carolina Girl LOVED it! Add a dash of salt as soon as they come out of the pan! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2013
Easy tangy and tasty. Make sure you slice your tomatoes thin so they cook through and through. I would make these again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2013
My mom and grandmother used to make these.They were very good.I made them for my husband who had never tried them.He thought they were different but very good. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2013
2 cups of cornmeal to the 1 cup of flour if you want that "gritty" the Southerns go for. Everyone prefers them differently though. I am from Missouri and so were my grandma's. One did them 2 parts flour to one part cornmeal and the other did 2 parts cornmeal to one part flour so it is just a matter of personal preference I suppose. Either way, the one thing I recommend is lightly salting them right out of the fryer and eat them while they are hot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2014
This is a very good recipe. I added a little cayenne pepper to the flower to spice it up a bit. The batter sticks to the tomato slices well. I saved this to use again. Thanks!! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2014
Such an easy recipe. My fried green tomatoes turned out delicious! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2016
I used milk in the dredge instead of water. Flavor was good. Make sure that you add plenty of salt and pepper to the cornmeal. Also needed more cornmeal than this called for to do three tomatoes. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2018
I made the recipe using really yummy homegrown green tomatoes and did not make any changes. I served the with homemade pesto and ranch dressing. The end result seemed more trouble than it was worth to me. I would call it a two but my guy liked it a lot (maybe because he didn t fry it?) so I averaged to three stars. Maybe I ll make salsa with the rest of the tomatoes? Read More