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Fried Green Tomatoes

Homemade Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Yes, you can use red tomatoes for this recipe, too—but then it’s not “fried green tomatoes!” Serve these on a platter with a glass of iced tea while munching and sipping on your porch on a sweet summer night. This is a great way to use your Green Beefsteak tomatoes!

  • Author: Norann Oleson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Sides & Sauces


  • 4 large Green Beefsteak tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1 quart canola oil for frying


  1. Slice tomatoes ½-inch thick and discard the ends.
  2. Whisk eggs and milk together in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Spread flour out on a large plate.
  4. Mix cornmeal, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper on another large plate.
  5. Dip tomato slices into flour to coat.
  6. Then, dip tomato slices into milk and egg mixture; dredge in cornmeal and bread-crumbs mixture to complete coat.
  7. Heat ½-inch of canola oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  8. Place breaded tomato slices in skillet in batches of 4 or 5. Don’t crowd the tomatoes; they should not be touching each other.
  9. When slices are brown, flip and brown other side.
  10. When done, remove and drain on paper towels.

Have you tried this recipe? It’s so easy and is a southern classic—please tell us how it turned out for you.


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