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Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes


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Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 c. cornmeal
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • Oil or solid vegetable shortening for frying
  • 2 lbs. 4 or 5 green tomatoes, sliced 1/2" thick
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • In a shallow bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour and sugar. Dredge both sides of the tomatoes in the mixture. Press the slices firmly into the meal so it will make a good coating.
  • Put enough oil or shortening in an iron skillet to come to a depth of about 1/4" and heat over medium high heat.
  • Add the tomatoes to the hot oil a few at a time without crowding and fry about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Turn and cook the other sides.
  • When both sides are golden brown, remove from the skillet, drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve hot.