Plants with Benefits: Fried Green Tomatoes

Posted by on November 25, 2009

Step 1 - grow or purchase green tomatoes

Recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes…

a tasty Southern treat enjoyed everywhere



4 – 6 Green Tomatoes

Salt and Pepper to taste

Cornmeal (or flour)

1/4 Cup vegetable oil




Step 1 – Grow or purchase green tomatoes. In the fall, before the frost, they are widely available.

Step 2 – Slice tomatoes into 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick slices

Step 3 – Salt and pepper to taste

Step 4 – Dredge in cornmeal

Step 5 – Fry on medium heat about 3 minutes ; carefully turn and cook other side for about 3 minutes

Step 3 – Salt and Pepper to Taste

Step 4 – Dredge in Cornmeal

Step -5 – Fry ‘em up

Yum – Enjoy!

Fried Green Tomatoes is a Southern treat and staple.  In the fall, in particular, with an abundant crop of green tomatoes and frost on the way threatening the crop; frying ‘em up is just the ticket. A tasty treat with any meal, Fried Green Tomatoes will warm your heart and tummies.
Helen  Yoest is a garden writer, speaker and garden coach through her business Gardening with Confidence™.

8 Responses to “Plants with Benefits: Fried Green Tomatoes”

  1. Gardening says:

    I tried this out just out of curiosity and guess what, the dish was really yummy. \
    I liked it…

  2. Thanks, Helen! I’ve got some lovely green brandywines that will be breakfast this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving sweetie, big hugs to your beautiful family! llsxoxo

  3. Sounds perfect! Happy Thanksgiving to you too; I trust you are spending it with your HBF. H

  4. Betsy Megalos says:

    I also like that it is Flour Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and practically Carefree… Great idea Helen… you should have a book!

  5. One of my favorite end of season southern foods. Yum, yum.~~Dee

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