Fried Green Tomatoes

fried green tomatoes Side Dish Southern
Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 4

Channel your Southern charm while making our easy-to-make fried green tomatoes that are ready to eat in one hour. MORE+ LESS-

Paula Jones
Created May 2, 2012
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour


large firm green tomatoes
Salt and pepper
cup buttermilk
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
cup vegetable oil


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  • 1
    Cut tomatoes into thick (at least 1/4 inch) slices. Place tomatoes in colander; sprinkle with salt. Let stand about 30 minutes to pull out water. Pat tomatoes dry with paper towels.
  • 2
    Pour buttermilk into shallow bowl. In separate shallow bowl, place flour; season with salt and pepper. Dip tomatoes into buttermilk, coating both sides; gently shake off excess. Dip tomatoes into flour, coating both sides; gently shake off excess.
  • 3
    In deep fryer or heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat (375°F). Fry 2 tomatoes at a time in hot oil 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Serve fried green tomatoes with mixed greens and a remoulade sauce.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk, use 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice plus enough whole milk to make 1 cup; let stand 5 to 10 minutes before using.
  • To tell if the oil is ready for frying, hold a wooden spoon in the oil so the base is touching the bottom of the pan; if the oil bubbles around the spoon, it’s ready. For best results, don’t crowd the pan when frying.

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