Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are one of those  side dishes I didn’t fully appreciate until I was grown. These are one of my favorite treats, indulged in at my favorite meat and three restaurant as a side with beef tips in gravy over rice.

Fried Green Tomatoes are a classic Southern side dish or appetizer.


I haven’t made them at home in years. When I noticed the grocery store had a display of the green beauties I knew it was time to whip up a batch.

These would also be delicious served with chicken and dumplings, chicken and dressing, or smothered pork chops with a big glass of sweet tea of course.

I remember when my mama made fried green tomatoes when I was growing up. She’d fry two or three and eat one. Needless to say she didn’t eat whatever supper was that night because she was full from eating the tomatoes

Since we moved our local Mom and Pop grocery store carries green tomatoes all year long so I don’t have to wait until summertime.

5 from 1 vote

Fried Green Tomatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 Pinch Pepper
  • 2-3 Green Tomatoes
  • Oil for frying


  1. Mix together the flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Beat the egg and water together in another shallow dish.
  2. Slice tomatoes. Coat in flour, dip in egg, and dust with flour again, shaking off excess.
  3. Fry in batches in 1/4 inch of oil until golden on both sides. Serve hot.

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Hash Brown Casserole

Do you like fried green tomatoes?


This post may be linked at these fabulous blogs as well as Weekend Potluck. and meal plan Monday and Whatcha Crockin’ Wednesday


  1. Oh..these look so good!! I like the flour coated tomatoes so much better than cornmeal coated. Will be making them this week. Thanks!!!!!

    • I’m the same way. That’s one of the reasons I never buy the ones in the frozen food section because they are always coated in cornmeal.

      Thanks for commenting. I always enjoy hearing from you.

  2. AHhhhh, awesome! I’ve been wanting to try fried green tomatoes. I am getting so eager for our plants to start producing!

  3. 5 stars
    Yes, my family loves fried green tomatoes. I like them better than fried chicken. I serve them with country gravy. Delicious. Thanks for the recipes.

  4. I’m Team Flour, too. I just enjoyed a couple fried green tomato slices last night and, as always, they were great!

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