Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes


Fried green tomatoes are one of my favorite small plates meals. I’m the only one in the house that eats them, so I can have all the fried green tomatoes to myself! As a little girl, I learned how to make these from the babysitter’s grandson. He made it seem so easy and it truly is a quick meal. It may have been one of the first dishes I learned how to make. Or maybe that was grilled cheese!

Recipe - Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups Canola Oil add more if needed
  • 2 large green tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt (optional)


  • Slice tomatoes about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Use two separate shallow bowls. In the first bowl mix the corn meal and flour with black pepper. In the second bowl add whisk 2 large eggs and milk together.
  • Heat the canola oil in a large skillet OR enough to coat the bottom for frying.
  • Sprinkle both sides of tomatoes with cajun seasoning.
  • Dip the green tomato slices in the egg batter, then dip into the corn meal - flour mixture. Add the tomatoes to the skillet with the heated oil.
  • Fry the tomatoes for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side until golden brown.
  • Cook all the slices and drain the tomatoes on paper towels.


Eat green tomatoes with hot sauce or remoulade sauce. Enjoy!
Keyword appetizer, southern, vegetables
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