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Fried Green Tomatoes


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 20 min
  • Ready Time : 30 min



  • 3 medium firm green tomatoes
  • salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or soymilk mixed with a tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • oil as needed for frying


Cut unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2 inch thick slices.  Sprinkle with salt and allow to stand for 5 minutes.  Using three separate bowls prepare the coating.  In one bowl combine the flour and the seasonings.  In the second bowl combine the milk and egg.  In the third bowl combine the breadcrumbs and cornmeal.

Heat the oil in  a large skillet on medium heat.  Beat the egg and buttermilk together.  Dip tomato slices into the four, then egg mixture then breadcrumbs.  Then place in hot oil and fry on each side for 3-5 minutes.  Set on paper towels to drain.

For a pareve version just serve as is, if you are eating a dairy meal serve with a sprinkling of goat cheese.

Recipe adapted from SimplyRecipes.com.

About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




2 Responses to Fried Green Tomatoes

  1. Mine never look as good as this picture – I’ll give this recipe a try Sunday and post my results. Thanks

  2. avatar says: strandjss

    I made these yesterday and Wow! They were the best fried green tomatoes I’ve ever made. I found a delicious herbed goat cheese in the supermarket and it was a wonderful addition. I will definitely make these again. Thanks!

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