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fried green tomatoes

Southern Style Fried Green Tomatoes

Whether you love fried green tomatoes or you've never had them, this is the recipe for you. These are the perfect Southern side dish that complements almost any meal!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 4
Calories 511 kcal


  • 4 green tomatoes sliced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp buttermilk (can sub with regular milk)
  • 1 cup cornmeal fine ground
  • canola oil for frying


  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, and any other seasonings.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the egg with the buttermilk.
  • Pour the cornmeal into a third bowl.
  • Coat the green tomato slices in the flour and shake off excess. Then dip them in egg mixture, and finally, coat them in cornmeal. Set your coated slices on a tray.
  • Heat about 1/2-inch of oil in your skillet over medium-high heat until the oil is about 375 F.
  • Fry as many coated slices that fit in a single layer without crowding. Fry until golden brown on one side, then fry until golden brown on the second side.
  • Transfer the slices to paper towels on a baking sheet to absorb excess oil.
  • Fry the remaining slices until done.


Calories: 511kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 9gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 340mgPotassium: 434mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 901IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 3mg
Keyword green tomato
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