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Fried Green Tomatoes

A crunchy, tangy, savory appetizer for a special occasion or every day dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 151
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 2 green tomatoes sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plain cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4-1/2 cup vegetable oil or Crisco as needed


  • Mix cornmeal, flour, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper in a shallow dish.
  • Pour buttermilk into another shallow dish.
  • Heat oil on medium-high in a large cast iron skillet.
  • Dip tomato slices in buttermilk and then dredge in cornmeal.
  • Place tomato slices in hot oil and fry about 2 minutes per side, until lightly browned.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.