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fried green tomatoes

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Heather Haddo
Burlington, KY

I've lived in a Southern state for over 6 years now and I've finally made these beautiful fried tangy delicious bites! The tomatoes in my garden may not all make it to red anymore.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

No need to travel to the Whistle Stop Cafe after you try this fried green tomato recipe. The buttermilk soak makes the breading really stick to the tomatoes and it doesn't fall off when frying. They end up with that iconic green tomato tart and buttermilk tang with a crunchy salt and pepper crust. These are just perfect!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For fried green tomatoes

  • 4 md
    green tomatoes or 3 large
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour plus 2 tbsp
  • 1/4 c
  • oil for frying

How To Make fried green tomatoes

Test Kitchen Tips
If they are frying too slow, up the temperature to 375 F.
  • Slicing the green tomatoes.
    Slice tomatoes about 1/4 in thick.
  • Buttermilk, eggs, salt, pepper, and flour in a bowl.
    Mix buttermilk, eggs, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp of pepper, and the 2 Tbsp of flour together.
  • Flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
    Combine the flour, cornmeal, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp of pepper together in a bowl.
  • Soaking tomatoes in buttermilk mixture.
    Soak the tomato slices in the buttermilk mixture.
  • Dredge the tomatoes in flour mixture.
    Then coat them one at a time in the flour mixture.
  • Frying the tomatoes in oil.
    Oil should be 350 degrees. Cook in batches making sure you don't overcrowd them or overlap them. Turn around 3 times until nice and golden brown.
  • Draining the fried green tomatoes.
    Drain on paper towel. Serve immediately and enjoy!