Fried Green Tomatoes

As fall is quickly approaching I thought I’d share a recipe with you to use up the last of your tomatoes, so you don’t have to wait for them to ripen before picking.  I made these for the first time a few months back and was pleasantly surprised how well I liked them.  Hope you enjoy as well!


Fried Green Tomatoes:


Oil-(lard works great)
4 green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch rings
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
4 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups course cornmeal
Pinch cayenne pepper
Pinch paprika


In a cast iron skillet place enough oil to “fry” the tomatoes, every pan is different so just use your best judgment.

Season tomatoes, on both sides, with salt and pepper. Place flour and garlic powder in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, beat eggs with the milk. In another dish, mix corn meal with cayenne and paprika. Dredge tomatoes through the flour, then the eggs, and then through the corn meal.   Add only a few pieces to the pan at a time, so they can cook evenly, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.  Serve warm.


Do you have any favorite tomato recipes/stories to share?

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About Erin Phelan

Born and raised in western Michigan, Erin came to Polyface first as an intern in the summer of 2009. While here she met and got to know Grady Phelan, an apprentice at the time. The next spring they were married and after a couple years in Oklahoma they are back, working as sub-contractors for Polyface. Erin keeps herself busy with the jobs of a wife and mother, as well as helping with the animals, gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, knitting and reading.

5 Responses to Fried Green Tomatoes

  1. Carole P says:

    No green tomatoes go to waste at my house! Another great way to use end of garden green tomatoes is by making Green Tomato Cake. It freezes well. It’s such a hit at reunions and church pot lucks, that I have had to use my early green tomatoes. It is something like zucchini bread, but WAY better!

  2. I love Fried Green Tomatoes!!!! Great Recipe! 🙂 !

  3. So nice to see this recipe Eric! I loved it 🙂

  4. I would like to read all your recipe posts,it makes me to feel like want to taste it immediately.

  5. nice receipe Erin:).I going to try this one