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Easy Fried Green Tomatoes
Easy Fried Green Tomatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Soak Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

The best recipe for easy fried green tomatoes! 

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 2 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4 dashes hot sauce
  • 4 green tomatoes, sliced just over a 1/4" thick
  • 1 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fine cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Add the buttermilk and hot sauce to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Add the tomato slices and soak for about 20 minutes.

  2. In a breading tray or shallow container, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt, paprika, and pepper. Set aside until ready to use.

  3. Add the oil to a skillet over medium-high heat and allow to come to temperature, between 350°-375°. 

  4. Shake off any dripping buttermilk from the tomatoes, and dredge completely in the dry batter. Carefully add to the oil, taking care not to overcrowd the pan and frying in batches as needed. 

    Cook the tomatoes for 1 1/2 -2 minutes each, or just until the crust is perfectly golden brown. Remove from the oil and allow to cool slightly. 

    For best results, serve right away.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Fried Green Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 746mg32%
Potassium 348mg10%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 915IU18%
Vitamin C 28.8mg35%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.