Best Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes are dipped in buttermilk and cornmeal flour then fried to golden perfection in a pan, deep fryer, or air fryer!  

– 3 large green tomatoes, or about 8 half-inch slices of firm green tomatoe – 1 cup buttermilk – 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal – 1/2 cup all purpose flour – salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste – 1/2 tsp baking soda (optional) – 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or more to taste – 1/2 tsp paprika – vegetable oil for frying OPTIONAL LEMON HORSERADISH MAYO – 1/3 cup mayonnaise – prepared horseradish, to taste. I used 2-3 teaspoons. – squeeze of lemon juice



Eight 1/2-inch-thick tomato slices. Slice green tomatoes and pour buttermilk into a shallow basin.

Step 1

Step 2

Mix cornmeal, flour, baking soda, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper in another shallow basin. preparing cornmeal crust for fried green tomatoes

Step 3

Heat several inches of deep fryer or Dutch oven oil to 350F. Heat 1/4 inch oil in a large skillet until shimmering. If using a skillet, add oil as needed.

Step 4

Dip green tomatoes in buttermilk. Dredge in cornmeal to coat well. cornmeal-breaded green tomato

Step 5

Fry the slices in batches until golden on one side, then turn and cook until golden on the other. The deep fryer should take 2 minutes, and a skillet may take longer, depending on how hot the oil is.

Step 6

skillet-fried green tomatoes Serve heated tomatoes with your favorite hot sauce or my horseradish dipping sauce after draining on paper towels.

Step 7

green peppers fried and put on a plate Mix the things with a fork, and then taste to see if you need to make any changes.  

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