If you're not frying your green tomatoes in bacon grease then you have lost half of the great flavor! No self-respecting Southerner fries their green tomatoes in anything but bacon grease!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
11 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the bacon grease in a large skillet over medium heat. In one small bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal and pepper. In another small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk using a fork.

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  • Dip the tomato slices into the egg and milk, then coat with the dry mixture. Place the breaded tomato slices in the hot bacon grease. Cook until browned on each side, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Bacon grease burns easily, so adjust your heat if you need to.

Nutrition Facts

866 calories; protein 10.8g 22% DV; carbohydrates 61.8g 20% DV; fat 63.6g 98% DV; cholesterol 152mg 51% DV; sodium 148.9mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2008
I love fried green tomatoes and this recipe is great! The only recomendation that I would have would be to try adding some cayenne to the coating - it definately adds a zip to them. Also one reviewer mentioned that the coating was "thin" - that is a good thing!! That is how they are suppose to be so that you can taste the tomato! Try dipping these in buttermilk ranch dressing - sooo good - but not diet friendly:( Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/06/2007
This recipe is fair. Nice color and texture but really lacking flavor - yes I used bacon grease. Needs more kick in the dry coating... salt paprika cumin??? Read More
(13)
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2008
I love fried green tomatoes and this recipe is great! The only recomendation that I would have would be to try adding some cayenne to the coating - it definately adds a zip to them. Also one reviewer mentioned that the coating was "thin" - that is a good thing!! That is how they are suppose to be so that you can taste the tomato! Try dipping these in buttermilk ranch dressing - sooo good - but not diet friendly:( Read More
(62)
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2009
I have been making and eating fried green tomatoes for over 50 years and the only thing missing was sprinkling with a little sugar when you get through frying them. I takes them up to another level. PS. I am a Kentuckian Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2007
I loved this but put my own special twist. I fried a small eggplant along with and then layered the fried vegetables with tomatoe sauce mozarella parmesan and a little cottage cheese in my iron skillet then placed it all in the oven on 350 for 30 mins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
After living all of my 53 years in the south I can honestly say this is the best and ONLY way to cook fried green tomatoes in bacon grease. It's a southern tradition. These are great I do add a little cajun seasoning and a dash of sugar other than that I don't change a thing. Everyone that I have ever made these for raved over them and during the months when tomatoes are in over abundance I make these often. This is by far the very best recipe that any cook can make successfully. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2005
Delicious! My family loves 'em! This is the kind of fried green tomatoes I was raised on in Virginia. I agree that the only way to really appreciate this Southern side dish is to use bacon grease. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2008
This is the recipe I have used my whole life. We are remiss if we don't insist that these be served with a huge pitcher of sweet iced tea!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2005
Loved it. I really like the taste of the tomatoes so I cut them about a half inch thinck rather than 1/4 inch. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/05/2007
This recipe is fair. Nice color and texture but really lacking flavor - yes I used bacon grease. Needs more kick in the dry coating... salt paprika cumin??? Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2007
Yeah finnally a good recipe for green tomatoes. Movie worthy recipe. Read More
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