Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes

I promise I’m not trying to turn this into a Food Blog. But when I do actually get around to cooking something other than a frozen dinner, I get excited and feel the need to document it, apparently.

This is the perfect time of year to make fried green tomatoes (or any other recipe that calls for green tomatoes). I picked this tomato from my mom’s garden. It’s just an unripe regular tomato.


Making fried green tomatoes is pretty easy. You just drag tomato slices through flour, then egg white, then breadcrumbs (sprinkle whatever spices you like in the breadcrumbs, today I used Italian breadcrumbs and just added salt and pepper, but I’ve also added cumin in the past) …


Then drop in hot oil and let them cook until they look done to you …

fried green tomatoes

I let mine cool on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.

If I was really fancy, I would make some kind of dipping sauce.

What stuff do you like to fry at home? Anyone have a good fried pickles recipe?

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7 Comments on “Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes”

  1. I’m on a cooking kick too! Have been planning a few meals for this week, which is NOT my normal MO. These fried green tomatoes sound delicious – I may need to try them w/ my cherry tomatoes that don’t seem to be ripening!

    1. Living up north, it’s rare to find Fried Green Tomatoes in restaurants – usually only at “southern” or “Cajun” style restaurants. I think that’s what promoted me to try making them myself – otherwise, it’s rare that I can enjoy them!

  2. Those look awesome! I’m thinking I’m going to have to try some out tomorrow. I have tons of tomatoes just waiting for me to eat them.

  3. I like the occasional food post! 🙂 Especially if it’s FRIED!!!

    I have never tried these! But we have fried many things – soy curls, cauliflower, onions, falafel… so messy but SO worth it 🙂

  4. Thanks for posting this. My bigger tomatoes are not ripening and this would be perfect!

    I don’t fry anything at home! Haha! When I was younger, we never even had oil in the house! We were the freaky “healthy” house. I have oil now but find I rarely use it! I might try this though.

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