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Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes are a classic southern favorite. Get this Southern Fried Green Tomatoes recipe perfect for serving as an appetizer or side dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 4 large green tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2-3 tablespoons bacon grease
  • oil for frying
  • salt and pepper


  • Slice tomatoes into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • Whisk together buttermilk and eggs in a dish.
  • Mix together cornmeal and flour in another dish.
  • Pour oil to 1/4" deep in skillet over medium heat.
  • Add bacon grease.
  • Place a few tomato slices at a time into buttermilk mixture.
  • Then place each slice into cornmeal mixture.
  • Make sure that both sides of the tomato are well coated with the cornmeal mixture.
  • Using a fork or tongs, place tomatoes into skillet and cook until lightly browned on one side. Flip to fry the other side until lightly browned.
  • Remove to platter lined with paper towels or brown paper sack to drain.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper while hot.
  • Allow to cool for a minute or so and serve warm.