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Easy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Easy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

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Simple recipe for fried green tomatoes, perfect for appetizers or a unique fried green tomato B.L.T.!

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  • Calories:
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Beat eggs and water in a shallow bowl. Place flour and cornmeal in 2 separate shallow bowls. Season cornmeal with salt and pepper.
  3. Dip each tomato slice into flour, then dip into egg mixture. Press tomato into cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess. Transfer tomato to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tomato slices, arranging tomatoes in a single layer.
  4. Heat about 1/4 inch canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat until oil begins to shimmer. Fry tomatoes in batches until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towel-lined plates. Repeat with remaining tomatoes.
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This Carolina Girl LOVED it! Add a dash of salt as soon as they come out of the pan!


Well, this is the closest as I've been able to find to my grandmother's recipe. I,,,,we only have fried green tomatoes when we have Catfish and hushpuppies. I salt the slices for a while and dab off the water. Then I put them in flour and let them set for a while. Before making the hushpuppies, I dredge the catfish in the cornmeal/salt and pepper, and let them set a while. I then dredge the tomatoes in the flour and let them set. I set the table and heat up the deep fryer, then I dip the tomatoes into the egg/milk (instead of water) and then into the cornmeal. I let them set. Each time you let the flour or cornmeal set, it "glues" itself to the food. I then mix up the flour egg/milk and cornmeal with some baking powder and minced onion, onion powder and make the hushpuppy dough. Well, I got off the subject, but I hope this helps someone.


My mom and grandmother used to make these.They were very good.I made them for my husband who had never tried them.He thought they were different but very good.