Pam's Fried Green Tomato Parmesan

Pamela Rappaport


We had a great crop of tomatoes this year so I was looking for things to do with green tomatoes. As I was looking at my eggplants growing and thinking of Eggplant Parmesan I thought why not Green Tomato Parmesan! I wrote the recipe here using commercial jarred marinara, but I actually use fresh tomatoes to make my marinara. Gotta use them all, right?!


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15 Min
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green tomatoes see note
1/4 c
half and half or whole milk
1/2 c
1/2 c
self-rising buttermilk corn meal
salt and pepper
1 qt
jar marinara
1 tsp
italian seasoning
2 clove
garlic minced
1 c
freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 c
grated mozzarella
1 lb
pasta of choice (we like spaghetti)
oil for frying like canola or peanut

How to Make Pam's Fried Green Tomato Parmesan


  • 1Preheat oven to 350.
  • 2Slice tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices.
  • 3Spread out on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 5 minutes then blot them dry.
  • 4Whisk egg together with the cream or milk.
  • 5Mix the flour and corn meal together. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • 6Dip tomato slices in egg then flour mix. Let the egg run off as much as it will, you don't want a thick coating. Place them on a baking rack as you go. Do them all before you start frying and fry the first ones you did first.
  • 7Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet. Fry the tomatoes in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 8Once all the tomatoes are browned pour off the oil. Add the garlic to the pan and saute quickly. Add the marinara and spices and heat through.
  • 9You want two layers of tomatoes, so pick a baking pan that will work with the amount of tomatoes you have. Oil the pan and add a spoonful of sauce.
  • 10Layer a single layer of tomatoes, then marinara, then half of the cheeses. Repeat. You should have marinara left over.
  • 11Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • 12While that's baking cook your pasta to serve with it. When ready to serve, toss the pasta with the left over marinara and serve along side the green tomato parmesan.
  • 13NOTE: I just eyeball how many tomatoes I want to use based on how many I want to serve. I allow one tomato per person unless they are small.

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About Pam's Fried Green Tomato Parmesan

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #green tomatoes

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