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Karen's Fried Green Tomatoes

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe comes from my mom and they are, hands down, the best fried green tomatoes. She makes these every summer with fresh tomatoes from her garden. My sister begs her to make them for her as soon as she sees tomatoes growing big and green on the vines. While most recipes call for breadcrumbs and oil, this one calls for flour and has you fry the tomatoes in butter, which helps give these an incredible flavor."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 629 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Season each tomato slice with sugar, salt, and pepper.
  2. Beat milk and eggs together in a bowl. Pour flour into another bowl.
  3. Gently press each tomato slice into flour to coat; shake off the excess flour. Dip tomato slices into egg mixture, then press again into flour. Place breaded tomato slices onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.
  4. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large pan over medium heat. Place tomato slices in melted butter and cook until golden brown on one side, 5 to 7 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown. Add more butter as need while frying.

Footnotes

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 629 calories; 49.7 g fat; 38.3 g carbohydrates; 9.8 g protein; 217 mg cholesterol; 678 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I have never been particularly impressed by fried green tomatoes, but I had some green tomatoes left over from my garden after a hard frost and hated to waste them. I found this recipe to be fa...

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Overall good recipe. I would have added more salt, suger, and pepper just for more flavor. I made 2 batches. 1st fried in butter. And 2nd in coconut oil which made if much lighter and tasted the...

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I have never been particularly impressed by fried green tomatoes, but I had some green tomatoes left over from my garden after a hard frost and hated to waste them. I found this recipe to be fa...

NICE! This is a very nice recipe for fried green tomatoes. I mixed the sugar, salt, and pepper in a bowl then seasoned the tomatoes. I would have liked to have seen the flour stick better to ...

Wow- these are delicious! I left out the sugar, and subbed in 1/4 cup of cornmeal for the flour to give it some crunch.

This is an excellent recipe and definitely a keeper. The tomatoes are tangy, crunchy and slightly sweet from the sugar. I've been adding sugar (I normally use brown sugar instead of white) to my...

Oh my gosh! I made this exactly as written, and it is so good. I wouldn't change a thing. I was looking for something like my Mom's. This is it! Thank you!! Can't wait to make it again. P.S. my...

Delicious! Just made these. I never used the sugar before, but it was delicious and I think it complimented the tartness of the tomatoes. In fact, it tasted almost like a green apple! I used...

Overall good recipe. I would have added more salt, suger, and pepper just for more flavor. I made 2 batches. 1st fried in butter. And 2nd in coconut oil which made if much lighter and tasted the...

Oh Wow! Really good recipe! The only thing i added was some old bay for some kick and crushed sunflower seeds into the flour mixture for some crunch! Im sure the secret is the double dip :) 5 st...

Only change I made was substitute light brown sugar for the white sugar. Best fried green tomatoes yet!