Fried Green Tomatoes

by Alli

Every time I eat  fried green tomatoes, I can’t help but think about the movie.  And I have to eat them at least once a year.  It’s a summer thing.  It’s a southern thing.  It’s a yummy thing.

At my family’s recent beach trip, we had fried green tomatoes the night of our big fish fry, featuring our freshly caught ( I only caught a shark that was released back to his mom and a tiny whiting, too small to keep) fish.  Fresh is always best.  The green tomatoes were picked from my parent’s garden.  And they were delish!

My sister-in-law, Patty, prepped them (find her Pimento Cheese recipe here), Stan breaded them, dad fried them and I ate them.  Well, not all of them!

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Fried Green Tomatoes




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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes


  • Four large green tomatoes, sliced 1/4" thick
  • Buttermilk (pour in flat dish with sides), 1 cup
  • Cornmeal Mix, (in a flat dish with sides) 2 cups
  • Peanut Oil for deep frying (4-6 cups if using a large, outdoor type fryer) If frying inside, fill heavy skillet about 1/2 way up the sides of the skillet. Don't overfill!


  1. Heat oil to 325. Dip tomato slices in buttermilk and then the cornmeal mix, coating both sides. Fry until brown on both sides.
  2. Helpful Hint: Dip tomato slices in buttermilk/cornmeal mix immediately before frying. If you dip them too soon, they will be soggy.
  3. Another Helpful Hint: We also had yellow (summer) squash, sliced and cooked the exact same way, with the same breading. Yum!

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Cindy Eikenberg July 15, 2013 - 7:24 am

Alli, these look SO delicious!! I’ve had a version of fried green tomatoes but definitely not like these. Thank you SO much for sharing your recipe and I definitely want to try these. Would love you to share these at our Best of the Weekend party this Friday if you have time. Hope you have a wonderful Monday and a great week!

Alli July 16, 2013 - 6:29 am

They are so good! Thanks for stopping by!

Mel July 16, 2013 - 7:16 am

Wow they look amazing my grandfather used to make green tomato pickles but these look a lot quicker to make when summer ends and we have green ones left.

Alli July 17, 2013 - 7:02 am

I really like them. Always look forward to having them in the summertime! Thanks for stopping by!

Tina July 16, 2013 - 7:23 am

These do look delicious! I’ve never had fried green tomatoes, but I have seen the movie! 🙂 They look a lot like fried zucchini which I love, so if I ever get the chance, I’ll have to try these. Thanks for sharing the recipe and beautiful pictures. Posted after you at Tasty Tuesday.
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Alli July 17, 2013 - 7:00 am

They are like fried zucchini and fried squash. I think we actually had all three that night. Thanks for stopping by.

Kathy Penney @ Sparkles And A Stove July 24, 2013 - 6:05 pm

That looks like a fun trip! And what a great comfort food dish. Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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