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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are a southern delicacy. This recipe gives you tomatoes with a crunchy shell and juicy, tasty interior. You won't be disappointed.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizers, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 5 Medium Green Tomatoes
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Corn Meal Not corn meal mix
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs Seasoned or Unseasoned
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 cup Canola Oil For frying
  • 1-2 tbsp Bacon Fat Optional


  • Slice tomatoes about a 1/4" thick discarding the ends. Lay out on a cutting board and lightly salt both sides and set aside.
  • Mix the all purpose flour with the spices.
    Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Mix corn meal and bread crumbs together.
    Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Mix milk and egg yolk together.
  • Start heating oil and bacon fat over medium heat.
  • Bread tomatoes by coating in seasoned flour, then milk and then cornmeal/breadcrumb mixture. Set aside on wax paper.
    Fried Green Tomatoes
  • When oil is hot enough, fry on both sides until golden brown.
    Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Place on rack, paper bag or towels to cool and remove excess oil.
    Fried Green Tomatoes