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Fried Green Tomatoes

If you have a garden bursting with tomatoes, grab a couple of green ones for this wonderful Fried Green Tomatoes recipe.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 25 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Calories 630 kcal
Author Michelle


  • cups all-purpose flour divided
  • cups cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 medium green tomatoes about 12 ounces each, cored and sliced ¼-inch thick (for a total of 12 to 14 slices)
  • 1½ to 2 cups vegetable oil


  1. Place 1 cup of the flour in a large shallow dish.
  2. Whisk together the remaining 1½ cups flour, the cornmeal, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper in a second large shallow dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, baking powder and baking soda (the mixture may bubble and foam).
  4. Working with several slices at a time, coat the tomatoes in the flour and shake any excess flour from each piece. Using tongs, dip the tomatoes into the buttermilk mixture, turning to coat and allowing the excess to drip off. Coat the tomato slices with the seasoned flour-cornmeal mixture, shaking off any excess. Place the tomatoes on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tomato slices.
  5. Pour enough oil into a 12-inch cast iron skillet to measure ⅓-inch in depth. Heat the oil over high heat until it reaches 350 degrees F, 3 to 4 minutes. Gently lay a single layer of tomato slices in the oil (be sure not to crowd the pan) and turn the heat down to medium. Fry until the tomatoes are a deep, golden brown on the first side, 2 to 2½ minutes, adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain the oil at a temperature of 350 degrees. Gently turn the tomato slices over with tongs and fry until the second side is a deep, golden brown, 2 to 2½ minutes longer. Transfer the fried tomatoes to a rimmed baking sheet lined with paper towels and cool for 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining slices, adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain the oil at a temperature of 350 degrees. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Fried Green Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 630 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 1972mg86%
Potassium 598mg17%
Carbohydrates 110g37%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Vitamin C 14.4mg17%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.