Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Fry: 6 Minutes


4 large green tomatoes
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup self-rising cornmeal
3 cups vegetable oil
Salt to taste


1. Cut tomatoes into 1/4- to 1/3-inch-thick slices; place in a shallow dish. Pour buttermilk over tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

2. Combine flour and cornmeal in a shallow dish or pieplate. Dredge tomato slices in flour mixture.

3. Fry tomatoes, in batches, in hot oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt to taste.

Carolyne Fisher Wilbanks, Lake Toxaway, North Carolina,

Southern Living

May 2008
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