Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

fried green tomatoes
We tried something new for lunch! Here is my super simple fried green tomatoes recipe.

Fall is officially here. It froze the other night. Tomato harvest is in and done. I’ve canned all the red tomatoes. I have a bunch that are still a bit orange sitting on wire shelving in front of my big kitchen window. And a bowl full of green tomatoes ready for eating.

I’ve heard of fried green tomatoes. I’ve always wanted to try them…. last week I finally got a chance. The verdict. I liked em, my husband thought they were ok… one of my sons LOVED them.

They have a tangy sort of flavor underneath the breading.

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

First you need green tomatoes. The greener the better. You don’t want to have any orange.

Next you’ll need some type of crumb mix to dip them in. I use ½ cup cornmeal, ½ cup whole wheat flour and 1 T garlic salt. I imagine you could add all sorts of herbs to your mix.

Slice the tomatoes about ¼ inch thick. Leave them sit on a plate for a few minutes. They will get a bit juicy. This will help the crumb mix to stick better.

You could also dip the tomatoes in a beaten egg, then dip in the crumbs. I tried both methods and both were good.

Melt butter in a heavy skillet. I use my cast iron skillet.

Then simply dip your tomatoes in the egg mix (if you use it) then the crumb mix, and fry on each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned.

A slight tangy, vinegary taste is what surprised me. I guess I really didn’t know what to expect…. but it was Good!

Who is that crazy woman who enjoys canning, a full pantry, and simplicity? Hi, I am Sharon, a simple woman in love with her hardworking husband, and home school mom of 4 sons.

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  1. Judy Schulte says:

    Really want to part of this group. Thanks Judy

  2. Marcia Little says:

    I use flour, any kind you like, and masa about half and half and it sticks to tomatoes better than cornmeal and makes it crispier. Love them, I make a chipotle sour cream based sauce to dip them in, yum.

  3. Can you can green tomatoes to fry? I would like to know how!

  4. Actually, slightly ripened tomatoes that are still firm, but starting to orange/pink up are my favorite way to have them. I do a basic “flour-egg wash-bread crumb” routine, fry ’em up in oil, lightly salt when they come out, and serve with a dollop of sour cream. So amazing. If there are leftovers, it’s breakfast too!!

  5. I don’t dip mine in anything and I use rice flour on them and just some salt and they are awesome. The rice flour keeps them crispy especially if you fry a lot of them. I also can my green tomatoes to use in the winter to fry. They are just as good as fresh.