Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes

I don’t like tomatoes, except in sauce or falling apart baked in something but I do LOVE fried green tomatoes. Yes it took me a while to work up the courage to try them out but I am so glad that I finally did. The flavor is it’s own thing. It’s own amazingly delicious thing!

The first year I grew tomatoes they were like pretty flowers yum yeah crazy I know. Now I do two things with them. Make marinara (I’ll share the recipe when I make my first batch this year) and make friend green tomatoes.

  • Green Tomatoes
  • Milk
  • Lemon Juice
  • Flour
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Eggs
  • Panko Bread Crumbs

Note: I’ve made these for vegan friends by skipping the milk step and using Ener-G for the egg step.

First make fake buttermilk by adding some lemon juice to milk.  You just want enough milk to dip your tomatoes in. Next slice your tomatoes in 1/4 inch slices. In a plastic bag add enough flour to coat all your tomatoes, garlic salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to taste (I do a couple of good shakes of each). Then dip the tomatoes in the milk. Then drop in the flour bag and shake and let sit for a couple seconds. I do this step in batches. Then dip the floured slices in a whipped up egg and then in Panko bread crumbs. I like to flip the slices, press down and flip a couple times so I know they are well coated. Finally fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Serve with your favorite cream based sauce. I love this with traditional ranch, fiesta ranch and dill party mix. So so good.


  1. YUM! FGT’s are one of my favorite things! So delicious.

  2. Yummy! Looks delish.. and fabulous pics!!

  3. they were so yummy! I always feel torn between frying them up or saving them for delicious marinara!

  4. These look amazing! I love fried green tomatoes, however mine never hold the coating this way…I’ll have to try it with your recipe.

  5. Whattttt how have I never heard of this before?! It sounds weird, but the pictures look amazing. I guess I”ll have to try it and decide for myself :)


  6. Oh, so yum! Thanks for adding in the vegan mod! Us weirdos really appreciate the kind nod like that. :) A fantastic vegan ranch can be made with cashews or vegenaise to complement the yummy tomatoes.

  7. I’ve never had these either!!! They sound really yummy though!

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  9. Yum, they look very good and never tried so i will give it a try this week :)

  10. I’ve always wanted to try fired green tomatoes…and these look delish! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Yum-my! I will be sure to give this a try. Thanks for making it so manageable.

    Warmly, Michelle

  12. Oh wow, these look absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!


  13. It is the time of year for fried green tomatoes!
    Wait ~ when is it not the time of year for yummyness?
    Your photo’s look great!

  14. These look really delicious an pretty easy too. I think I’ll try them on my family this weekend for a Thanksgiving appetizer. Thanks
    Dannyelle @

  15. Just bought green tomatoes this week to try frying them. Your recipe comes along at just the right time.

  16. These look SO good! I can’t wait to try them out. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

  17. These look delicious Marissa! Can’t wait to try them out :) Pinning now!

  18. Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell! I hope you’ll be back this week with more!

  19. I’m like you and don’t like to eat just plain red raw tomatoes, but I love friend green tomatoes! You got all fancy using panko bread crumbs! Maybe I’ll try that some time. I simply just wash the green tomato, slice it, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and dredge through flour that has a touch of corn meal. Fry those up and eat ‘um with ranch dressing! Oh, man, now I’m hungry!

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