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Easy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes


"Simple recipe for fried green tomatoes, perfect for appetizers or a unique fried green tomato B.L.T.!"
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25 m servings 189 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Beat eggs and water in a shallow bowl. Place flour and cornmeal in 2 separate shallow bowls. Season cornmeal with salt and pepper.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 189 calories; 4.7 g fat; 31.5 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g protein; 46 mg cholesterol; 74 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 d...

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...

This Carolina Girl LOVED it! Add a dash of salt as soon as they come out of the pan!

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.

Easy, tangy, and tasty. Make sure you slice your tomatoes thin, so they cook through and through. I would make these again.

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 toma...

Such an easy recipe. My fried green tomatoes turned out delicious!

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!!

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 pa...