Easy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Simple recipe for fried green tomatoes, perfect for appetizers or a unique fried green tomato B.L.T.!

Original recipe makes 8 servings


waxed paper
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
sea salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 pounds green tomatoes, sliced
1 cup canola oil for frying, or as needed

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    25 mins


  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Beat eggs and water in a shallow bowl. Place flour and cornmeal in 2 separate shallow bowls. Season cornmeal with salt and pepper.
  3. Dip each tomato slice into flour, then dip into egg mixture. Press tomato into cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess. Transfer tomato to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tomato slices, arranging tomatoes in a single layer.
  4. Heat about 1/4 inch canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat until oil begins to shimmer. Fry tomatoes in batches until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towel-lined plates. Repeat with remaining tomatoes.


Calories: 189 kcal
Carbohydrates: 31.5 g
Cholesterol: 53 mg
Fat: 4.7 g
Fiber: 2.4 g
Protein: 5.8 g
Sodium: 74 mg