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4.50 from 18 votes

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Simple, classic and absolutely delicious. The crunchy golden batter of this fried green tomatoes recipe is the epitome of Southern charm and cuisine.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 146kcal


  • 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.



If your fried green tomatoes come out soggy, that means your cooking oil was not hot enough. Try the recipe again using a thermometer to make sure the oil reaches 350° F.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.7mg