Fried Green Tomatoes

Growing up in our family owned grocery store, I had a unique opportunity to learn about different fruits and vegetables. I saw many customers purchasing the green tomatoes we had on display and often wondered what they would be making with them and so I asked! I learned about fried green tomatoes and had to try it myself. 


I gathered the ingredients and set out to make this traditionally Southern Dish.

Since that time in the grocery store, over 15 years ago, I have made this dish as a side and appetizer during the summer months. I am lucky enough to have a mother with a green thumb and so green tomatoes are readily available 😀


Fried Green Tomatoes
Author: Amanda
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Serves: 4
  • 2 large green tomatoes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped chive, for garnish
  1. Cut tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices.
  2. Set breading station, using three bowls. First place flour in a bowl add in salt, pepper and paprika. In the second bowl, add beaten eggs and milk. Mix well.
  3. In the last bowl, combine the panko and corn meal.
  4. Dredge tomato in flour, then the egg wash and then the panko corn meal mixture.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in large pan.
  6. Place breaded tomatoes in hot oil and cook until brown; about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
Dipping sauce
  1. In a bowl, mix together mayo, fresh ground horseradish, ground mustard, kosher salt, lemon juice and worcestershire sauce.
  2. Top sauce with chopped chive
  3. Serve alongside tomatoes
  4. Enjoy 🙂

 The dipping sauce can be adjusted to include flavors you like. No fresh ground horseradish? You can use sriracha or another hot sauce. I also love making an herb dipping sauce by folding in fresh soft herbs like chive, oregano and mint! The sky’s the limit 😀

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