Fried Green Tomatoes recipe
A Southern favorite, cornmeal-crusted fried green tomatoes are perfect for a light lunch or as a side to a home-cooked dinner.
  • Makes: 4-6 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Tomatoes are filled with antioxidants vitamin A and C, and they contain lycopene, a natural phytonutrient that may help reduce risk of prostate cancer.

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  • Recipe From: Tennessee Home & Farm


  1. Cut off ends of the tomatoes and slice each tomato into about three 1/2-inch pieces. Put tomato slices in a large bowl. Add buttermilk and turn to coat each slice. Marinate for 5 minutes.

  2. Place a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to come two-thirds up the side of the pan, and heat oil to 325 degrees. In a wide bowl, mix cornmeal, salt and pepper. Working in batches, remove tomatoes from buttermilk, shaking off excess and dip in cornmeal to coat each side. Shake off the excess cornmeal.

  3. Slip the slices into the oil in a single layer and fry until golden brown – about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.

Tips & Notes

To dress up your dish, drizzle ranch dressing and sprinkle homemade bacon bits on top. Or, add bread for a fried green tomato sandwich.

No buttermilk on hand? You can use regular milk as a buttermilk substitute.