Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

Crispy fried green tomatoes is one of my favs, made more special due to the short window of green tomatoes! I love it when my gardening friends share!

Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

Course Side Dish, Snack
Servings 1 slice
Calories 74 kcal


  • 2 large green tomatoes
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup flour, divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ¾ cup butter (1½ stick)


  • Cut tomatoes into ½“ slices and set aside.
  • In a small, shallow bowl, mix ¼ cup flour, salt, sugar and pepper.
  • In another small shallow bowl, whisk egg and milk.
  • In a third bowl, mix the remaining flour and cornstarch.
  • Dredge each tomato slice in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture and coat with cornmeal mixture. Lay slices in a single layer on a flat surface and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes.
  • Melt ½ cup butter in a heavy skillet over medium until it begins to foam and sizzle around the edges.
  • Carefully place tomato slices in the pan and fry for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Do this in batches so as not to crowd the slices in the pan. Add more butter as necessary.
  • When cooked, remove slices from the pan to paper towels or rack to drain. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before eating.
Keyword breaded, easy, green tomato, home grown, pan fried, side dish, snack, unripened tomato, vegetable, vegetarian

Did you know?  While green tomatoes have fewer health benefits than their fully ripened counterparts, they still have a great nutritional profile!

Suggestion:  Serve with ranch dressing, if desired.

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