Classic Fried Green Tomatoes

Contributor: Traci DeVito

Classic Fried Green Tomatoes are so delicious but it can be hard to find ones made just right. No more need to search out the perfect restaurant. We have the perfect recipe right here.

  • Author: Traci DeVito
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 4 medium green tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. Cut the tomatoes into 1/4-inch wide slices. Discard both ends.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Set aside.
  3. Add 1/4 cup flour to a plate. On a second plate, add the remaining 1/4 cup flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper, using a fork or whisk to combine.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium-large cast iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dredge each tomato slice in the plain flour, then in the buttermilk/egg mixture, then in the flour/cornmeal mixture.
  5. Fry each tomato slice for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown, in two batches. Place each tomato slice on a paper towel lined plate to absorb the extra oil, in a single layer to avoid sogginess. Serve immediately.