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fried green tomatoes

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jessica Morgan
New Hampton, NH

My mom has made this recipe for years. I'm not sure where it originated, but it was probably something she just came up with one day.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For fried green tomatoes

  • 3 lg
    green tomatoes (unripened, ripe green tomatoes won't work)
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp
    celery salt
  • oil ass needed for frying (usually a few tablespoons)

How To Make fried green tomatoes

  • 1
    Slice ends off tomatoes and cut slices 1/4 in thick.
  • 2
    On a plate, mix flour, Parmesan, and celery salt with fork until well blended.
  • 3
    Dip tomato slices in milk and then in the flour mixture.
  • 4
    Heat a frying pan over medium low heat until hot. Even with non stick pan you need to add oil, or the flour will burn and make a gigantic mess. (I have one of those ceramic coated pans and I only have to add a tiny amount of oil, but I have to add about a teaspoon every batch of tomato slices because otherwise the flour will brown before the tomato is cooked.)
  • 5
    Add floured tomato slices to oiled pan and allow to cook about 3 minutes per side. You will be able to tell when the tomato is done because piercing with a fork will have no hindrance. If the flour mixture is a dark brown color, but the tomato isn't soft, the heat is too intense and you need to turn to a lower setting or add more oil.