These Fried Green Tomatoes are simple, classic and absolutely delicious. The crunchy golden batter of this recipe is the epitome of Southern charm and cuisine. If you love these, definitely try my Heirloom Tomato Sandwich, Tomato Tart, Fried Okra and my Fried Pickles recipes!!
This is one of the best southern appetizers ever made! It along other fantastic southern appetizers like fried chicken gizzards really wet your appetite! This Southern fried green tomatoes recipe is simple and so delicious. It allows the green tomato flavor to shine through but marries the tomatoes with a fantastic golden breading that crunches every single time you take a bite.
WHAT DO FRIED GREEN TOMATOES TASTE LIKE?
WHY FRY GREEN TOMATOES INSTEAD OF RED?
PICKING GREEN TOMATOES FOR FRYING
HOW TO MAKE FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
- Green tomatoes
- All-purpose flour
- Large eggs
- Panko bread crumbs
- Yellow cornmeal
- Cooking oil (canola or vegetable)
- Paprika (optional)
You’ll spend the majority of your time prepping your tomatoes: cutting them into 1/4-inch slices, seasoning them with salt and pepper and then dipping them into the fried green tomato batter.
FRIED GREEN TOMATO BATTER
HOW LONG TO FRY YOUR TOMATOES
GOT SOGGY GREEN TOMATOES?
So what are you waiting for, hurry out and get some green tomatoes! No procrastination necessary when this recipe is waiting on you.
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Southern Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
- 3 fresh green tomatoes cut into 1/4 inch slices
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs beaten with 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 cup panko crumbs
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- a pinch of cayenne optional
- oil for frying
- Liberally season green tomato slices with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Add flour and eggs to two separate small bowls.
- Combine cornmeal, panko crumbs, paprika and cayenne into another small bowl and whisk together.
- Begin by dipping each seasoned tomato slice into flour coating on both sides.
- Next add floured tomato slice to eggs coating on both sides.
- Lastly dip into cornmeal and crumb mixture and set aside finished slice on baking sheet.
- Repeat dredging process, starting with flour, until all slices are coated.
- Heat oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.
- Fry tomato slices on both sides until golden brown and drain on paper towels.
- Serve warm.