Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes are a southern way to use leftover tomatoes from your garden that didn’t ripen. Soak, bread and fry the tomatoes for a delicious side dish for dinner or a snack.

To see the step by step directions with pictures and a printable recipe card click HERE.


  1. This certainly is an amazing recipe as I have never thought of using green tomatoes in such a wonderful way.I have tasted been tomatoes curry in a thick gravy with pieces of broken roasted papad in one of our famous restaurants.Thanks a lot for sharing.Take care.🙏😊🌹


  2. Looks so good. It wasn’t until just a few years ago that I got to taste my first Fried Green Tomato. So good! Prior to that, I always associated It with the movie starring Jessica Tandy. Love your recipe and great use of leftover tomatoes.


  3. Perfect timing on the post. I wanted to let you know that I tried your tip on picking tomatoes that were just beginning to blush and ripening them inside. It worked! But I took it a step further. We were leaving northern NM for a season and had to disconnect our drip watering system to our container tomatoes. So we picked everything on the plants. My husband intended to make a green salsa from the green tomatoes, almost as if they were tomatillos. We haven’t done anything with them except wash them and throw them in a bowl on the counter. They are ALL gradually starting to ripen. The former green ones are not as sweet as the ones with a blush and the skin is a little tough, but they are still better than the store’s gassed tomatoes.


  4. OH GEEWHIZ!!! I like fried green tomatoes, but I like juicy, ripe, AWESOME, mouthwatering YUMMYLICIOUS, ripe red tomatoes better. 🙂 Every year, it never fails, someone asks me if “I” have had fried green tomatoes. I am 60 and they are usually much younger… They are usually a visitor or someone I haven’t known very long. It always seems as if they want me to pick a few green tomatoes in the middle of the summer. They are NUTS. I don’t pick green tomatoes until an “F” is in the forecast! Well, I am afraid that time is nearer than I want it to be. Thanks for sharing!


  5. I’ve never heard of this (well, I did thought about the movie when I saw the title of your post) … but never tasted tomatoes prepared this way! But from the comments, it seems I’m missing out big time! Time to go to the store to get some (green) tomatoes then … 🍅🍅


      • Some people won’t share! When I make them at home I often broil or air fry to reduce the fat & calories.

        I use an old Southern cookbook recipe, but a quick google took me to a Southern Living recipe that sounds like what I do with egg, flour, cornmeal, butter milk and seasoning. They even give a video on how to dredge and in what order.


      • Thank you Sarah I will Google and see what I can find. It’s funny because I think the cornmeal was the only thing I didn’t use. I think this person was just one of those people that if they can’t say something nice they should say nothing at all. Lol

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