Best Fried Green Tomatoes

by 247tasty

If I have not stumbled upon this recipe, I think I am still preparing my tomatoes the same way every time. Puree to put in pasta, sautee along with onion, etc. I never thought that fried green tomatoes are the best! Yes, you heard it right, fry them! A simple yet smart way to use up our tomatoes. It might just be me who’s missing out all this time, but hey, you there, if you haven’t tried it yet you are missing out as well. It’s pretty easy, you just have to slice your green tomatoes, coat them with your prepared breading, fry these green monster, and in less than 15 minutes you’ll have these classic, delicious Southern Fried Green Tomatoes on your dinner table! They are great even without a dipping sauce but my favorite is to serve these gorgeous with tangy buttermilk sauce. Quick and simple!


4 large green tomatoes
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1-quart vegetable oil for frying

How to make Best Fried Green Tomatoes

Step 1: To prepare the tomatoes, slice them about half-inch thick and discard the ends.

Step 2: In a medium-size bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk.

Step 3: On a plate, scoop the flour.

Step 4: On another plate, mix the cornmeal, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper.

Step 5: Now, dip the sliced tomatoes into the milk and egg mixture. Then, transfer the tomatoes in breadcrumbs and turn upside down to coat.

Step 6: Pour enough vegetable oil in the skillet, you should at least have half-inch of oil in the pan and heat it over medium heat.

Step 7: Place 4 or 5 pieces of tomatoes into the frying pan, depending on the size. Make sure to not overcrowd the skillet and the tomatoes are not touching each other.

Step 8: Fry one side until brown and flip to cook the other side. Once done, remove the tomatoes from the pan and transfer on paper towels to drain excess oil.

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