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crispy, golden fried green tomatoes stacked four high on a white plate.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Unripe green tomatoes are coated in flour and breadcrumbs and pan-fried to crispy perfection.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 12 slices
Calories 126 kcal


  • 2 large green tomatoes
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • cup milk
  • cup canola oil


  • Wash and dry the tomatoes. Cut into ½ inch slices. (Depending on the size of the tomato, you'll end up with 10-12 slices total)
  • In a shallow dish whisk together flour with ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • In another dish, whisk together the egg and milk.
  • In a third dish, whisk together the yellow cornmeal, breadcrumbs, pepper and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • Dip a tomato slice in the flour mixture first, then into the egg mixture and finally into the cornmeal mixture, making sure to fully coat both sides. Place the coated tomato slice on a plate and repeat with remaining tomato slices.
  • Add canola oil to a cast iron or heavy bottomed skillet over medium high heat. When a drop of water added to the skillet sizzles, it is hot enough to fry your tomatoes.
  • Fry tomatoes, no more than 4 at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown.
  • Remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil. Repeat with the remaining tomato slices.


Serving: 1Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 223mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 228IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

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