Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe: A Classic Southern Dish

Enjoy a taste of the South with this delicious and easy recipe for crispy Fried Green Tomatoes. Perfect as a summer side dish.

Introduction to Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes are a popular Southern dish that have been enjoyed for generations. Made from thinly sliced green tomatoes that are breaded and fried to perfection, this dish is a staple in Southern cuisine. With its crispy texture and bold flavor, it’s no wonder why Fried Green Tomatoes have become a favorite for many.


  • 4 medium green tomatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Slice the tomatoes into rounds and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  3. Pour the buttermilk into another bowl.
  4. Dip each tomato slice into the buttermilk, then coat in the breading mixture.
  5. In a cast iron skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  6. Fry the breaded tomato slices for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.

Serving suggestions

Serve Fried Green Tomatoes as a side dish with your favorite main course, or enjoy them on their own as a summery snack. Top with a dollop of sour cream for a tangy twist, or serve with a dipping sauce for added flavor. For a spicy variation, try adding some cayenne pepper to the breading mixture.

Fried Green Tomatoes are a classic Southern dish that are easy to make and packed with flavor. So gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy a taste of the South in your own kitchen!

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