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!"

Ingredients 11 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 866 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 866 kcal
  • 43%
  • Fat:
  • 63.6 g
  • 98%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.8g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 165 mg
  • 55%
  • 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 reviewer mentioned that the coating was "thin" - that is a good thing!! That is how they are suppose to be so that you can taste the tomato! Try dipping these in buttermilk ranch dressing - sooo good - but not diet friendly :(


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 level. PS. I am a Kentuckian

Luella Pavey

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 iron skillet then placed it all in the oven on 350 for 30 mins.