Kentucky Style Fried Green Tomatoes

Kentucky Style Fried Green Tomatoes


"If you're not frying your green tomatoes in bacon grease then you have lost half of the great flavor! No self-respecting Southerner fries their green tomatoes in anything but bacon grease!"


11 m servings 866 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 866 kcal
  • 43%
  • Fat:
  • 63.6 g
  • 98%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.8g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the bacon grease in a large skillet over medium heat. In one small bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal and pepper. In another small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk using a fork.
  2. Dip the tomato slices into the egg and milk, then coat with the dry mixture. Place the breaded tomato slices in the hot bacon grease. Cook until browned on each side, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Bacon grease burns easily, so adjust your heat if you need to.
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  1. 61 Ratings


I love fried green tomatoes, and this recipe is great! The only recomendation that I would have would be to try adding some cayenne to the coating - it definately adds a zip to them. Also, one ...

I have been making and eating fried green tomatoes for over 50 years and the only thing missing was sprinkling with a little sugar when you get through frying them. I takes them up to another le...

I loved this but put my own special twist. I fried a small eggplant along with and then layered the fried vegetables with tomatoe sauce, mozarella, parmesan and a little cottage cheese in my iro...

Delicious! My family loves 'em! This is the kind of fried green tomatoes I was raised on in Virginia. I agree that the only way to really appreciate this Southern side dish is to use bacon gr...

After living all of my 53 years in the south, I can honestly say this is the best and ONLY way to cook fried green tomatoes, in bacon grease. It's a southern tradition. These are great, I do add...

This is the recipe I have used my whole life. We are remiss if we don't insist that these be served with a huge pitcher of sweet iced tea!!

Loved it. I really like the taste of the tomatoes, so I cut them about a half inch thinck, rather than 1/4 inch.

Yeah, finnally a good recipe for green tomatoes. Movie worthy recipe.

This recipe is fair. Nice color and texture but really lacking flavor - yes I used bacon grease. Needs more kick in the dry coating... salt, paprika, cumin, ???