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Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 30 mins (15m prep + 15m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

fried green tomatos

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, cornmeal, salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  2. 2.Dip the tomato slices into the buttermilk, allowing any excess to drip off.
  3. 3.Coat the tomato slices in the flour mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  4. 4.Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. 5.Fry the tomato slices in the hot oil until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  6. 6.Transfer the fried green tomatoes to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  7. 7.Serve hot and enjoy!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor extra flavor, sprinkle some hot sauce or ranch dressing on top of the fried green tomatoes.
  • chevron_rightIf you don't have buttermilk, you can use regular milk mixed with a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar as a substitute.
  • chevron_rightMake sure the oil is hot enough before frying the tomatoes to ensure a crispy coating.