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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes are a little tangy and tender in the middle with a slightly salty and crunchy coating.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 4 med green tomatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided in half
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black, pepper
  • oil for frying
  • flaky salt to garnish cooked tomatoes


  • Wash and slice the tomatoes tomatoes approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  • Whisk egg into buttermilk mixture, set aside
  • Mix corn meal with 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour, set aside
  • While oil is heating, coat tomato slices in the other 1/4 cup of plain flour, then into buttermilk egg mixture and then into the flour/corn meal mixture and place onto a rack while they wait to be fried.
  • When the oil is hot, gently place 5-6 coated tomatoes into the oil and fry approximately 5 minutes each side or until golden brown. When tomatoes are done cooking, remove them from the hot oil and place on a paper towel line plate or paper bag to drain. Immediately sprinkle with flakey salt. Enjoy!!
Keyword Fried Green Tomatoes