Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
This classic Southern recipe of fried green tomatoes can be served as a starter or a side dish.


  1. Wash and cut green tomatoes into very thin slices.
  2. Dredge with flour, dip in egg and dredge with flour again.
  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Drop dredged tomatoes into hot oil and fry again until lightly browned.
  5. Remove from oil; salt immediately.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories – 167, Total Fat – 2.8g, Sodium – 76mg, Total Carbohydrates – 28.8g, Protein – 7.1g **Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Tips & Notes

• Use ranch dressing garnished with chopped parsley as a dipping sauce.

• Prefer to use cornmeal instead of flour? Check out our other recipe for cornmeal-crusted fried green tomatoes.


  1. This is how I make them also. The only difference is that I use tomatoes that have gone from green to yellow as they have more flavor — just like my daddy taught me….
    I recently did a taste test out of curiosity cooking one red, one yellow and one green. The yellow won out. The red tasted good, but turned to mush in the skillet.

  2. Oh, my goodness — I just noticed they didn’t say to season your flour — maybe since they’re from the South they think everyone knows that? If that’s the case, everyone pretty well knows how to fry tomatoes, too — LOL

  3. Nealla,

    Thanks for pointing that out! We’ll add a note to season the flour – you’re absolutely right that most folks looking up a recipe for fried green tomatoes probably needs to know that!

    Jessy Yancey
    Farm Flavor

  4. I’m from the south, but just learning to cook some of the good southern staples. I noticed in step 4 the recipe lists fry “again”. Do I fry them twice? Also, do I turn them over at some point.

  5. Yum yum yum. Though I’m slightly worried that most of the way I cook up food these days is by coating it in flour and sticking it in the frying pan…!

  6. I tried this recipe and used seasoned flour instead of regular flour. I could eat the whole pan. Delicious!!!

  7. You listed the calorie count per serving but did not list what amount consisted of a serving. Is it 167 calories per tomato slice? I just thought it odd the way it is stated, one could figure a whole tomato fried as a serving rather than one thin slice. Please clarify.

  8. This is the way I’ve made them my whole life, passed down three generations to me and now I’ve passed down to my daughters! This is the best recipe for them!! I can not stand a Fried Green Tomatoe with cornmeal on it!!

  9. Flour only for fried tomatoes
    and the tomatoes not green as a gourd.
    Absolutely the only way to go.
    Southern farm mother’s never used corn meal.

  10. This contains sooooooo much healthy protein and delicious spices! I cannot wait to try making this with my mother 😀 I think the whole family would love it!!

  11. This sounds delicious and I love the Asian flavors and ingredients you have used here. This is the kind of meal my family loves. We’ll be having it soon. I hope you have a great day. Blessings.


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