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How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes


This Southern classic is a must try recipe during the summer months. Pair with your favorite sauce to create an unforgettable appetizer.


  • 4 medium green tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs, plain
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 quart vegetable oil


  1. Slice green tomatoes to a medium thickness and set on a paper towel lined baking sheet to absorb some of the water moisture. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk egg and add milk, stirring to combine. In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal and spices. On a plate, pour breadcrumbs and set aside.
  3. In a large cast iron skillet, begin heating your oil. Start coating your tomatoes by dipping one slice at a time in flour mixture, then egg mixture, then flour again, and finally full coating in breadcrumbs before carefully placing into hot oil in your cast iron skillet with tongs.
  4. Have a paper towel lined cookie sheet and bowl of kosher salt ready. Cook tomato on one side for approximately 2 minutes, turning to check for golden color. Flip and cook on the other side for approximately 2 more minutes. Remove from skillet and place on pan, immediately sprinkling salt on top for perfect seasoning.
  5. Serve plain or with dollop of sour cream or sprinkling of goat cheese and thyme. Enjoy!