Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are a flavorful and unique dish that have become synonymous with Southern cuisine. The dish is made by slicing unripe green tomatoes and coating them in a mixture of flour, cornmeal, and spices, such as salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. This creates a crispy and flavorful crust that perfectly complements the tart, juicy interior of the tomato.

The dish originated in the Southern United States, where it has been enjoyed for generations. It is often served as a side dish or appetizer, and can be paired with a wide variety of main courses, including fried chicken, barbecue, and grilled meats.

To prepare fried green tomatoes, the unripe tomatoes are first sliced to about ¼ inch thickness. The slices are then dipped in a mixture of beaten eggs or buttermilk, which helps the flour and cornmeal adhere to the tomato. The coated tomato slices are then fried in hot oil until they achieve a crispy golden-brown exterior, creating a delicious and satisfying snack or side dish.

Fried green tomatoes have become a beloved part of Southern food culture, and their popularity has spread beyond the region, with many restaurants and home cooks across the country now featuring the dish on their menus. The dish’s unique combination of flavors, textures, and history makes it a beloved and iconic part of American cuisine.

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Author: Tony C

Fried Green Tomatoes

This is a fabulous recipe to make Fried Green Tomatoes sandwich. Just add sliced toasted sour dough bread, bacon, lettuce, Thousand island dressing and melted Swiss cheese.Yummy!!!


  • 3-4 green tomatoes
  • 4 T. paprika
  • 2 T. onion powder
  • 2 T. red pepper
  • 2 T. oregano
  • 2 T. thyme
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups flour


  1. Slice tomatoes 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Soak tomatoes in apple cider vinegar for 30 minutes
  3. In a bowl, combine, paprika, onion powder, red pepper, oregano, thyme, pepper and flour.mix well.
  4. In another bowl, add eggs and mix well.
  5. Add slice of tomato to egg wash.
  6. Then coat with flour: repeat. Continue until all slices of tomatoes are done.
  7. Deep-fry tomatoes at 380 degrees 4 minutes or until golden brown.