Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

One thing I have always wanted to try is fried green tomatoes. Taking a lookout in my garden I saw quite a few tomatoes that were green and knew I had to try them. For those of you that are not familiar with this dish… fried green tomatoes are just that, tomatoes that are not yet ripe. They get coated with breading and fried in oil. The green tomatoes are first dipped in an egg/milk mixture and then rolled in both bread crumbs and cornmeal. You could also use tomatoes that are ripe for this recipe but make sure they are not overripe or they will become mushy. I suppose you could deep fry these as well if you prefer. If you are like me and want to give fried green tomatoes a try, check this recipe out. Enjoy.

(Makes 4 Servings)

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Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 4 large green tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1-quart vegetable oil (for frying)




  1. Slice each tomato into about ½ inch thick slices. Discard the ends. In a medium bowl whisk eggs and milk until well combined.
  2. Pour flour onto a plate.
  3. On a pie plate or bowl combine bread crumbs, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Roll each tomato slice in flour, then dip in the egg mixture and then dredge in cornmeal/breadcrumb mixture until evenly coated.
  4. Repeat until all slices are coated.
    In a large skillet add oil, so that the oil is about ½” deep in the pan. Heat to medium-high heat. Add tomatoes to the pan (until the pan is full but tomatoes should not be touching each other).
  5. Fry until tomatoes are brown on the bottom, flip over and brown on the other side. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels.

12 thoughts on “Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe”

  1. Delicious!! Just made these recently with a buttermilk-herb sauce. Bryan – have you ever tried them?!

  2. We like to fry the tomatoes when they are getting red with still some green, they seem to have some sweetness that way. Tyler Florence of Food Network has a really good recipe I ran across last year check it out. I have been frying tomatoes for 40 years now, being a Kentucky gal.


  3. these are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!breading does not fall off. Best recipe I have ever tried.

  4. fried green tomatoe sandwiches are the best.when i fry these i coat in jiffy corn meal mix it has a touch of sweetness to it and fry in my electric skillet with unsalted butter.being from georgia the heart of dixie i also fry my onions this way.yum yum yum

  5. I have always wanted to try fried green tomatoes! I will definitely be giving this one a go! Thanks!

  6. With the cold weather all summer, I have been looking for a good fried green tomato recipe. I will be giving this one a try.

  7. When I make fried green tomatoes, I don’t use cornmeal. I slice the tomatoes, salt and pepper each side, dredge in flour and fry in a little oil in a large skillet.

  8. I was much like Bryan when i first heard of fried green tomatoes, however my mother in law prepared some with dinner and much to my surprise they were pretty good. It was definately not what I had expected.

  9. mmmmmmmmmmmm i heared they are very yummy i want so to try them. bryan you should try them before you say “yuk”

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