Fried Green Tomato Recipe

It’s winter time. Not all varieties of tomatoes are meant to ripen in the winter. In warmer climates, tomatoes will flourish in the fall but many on the vine won’t turn red before the first frost. So what do you do with all those unripened, green tomatoes? Fry them!

Fried green tomatoes are tasty and the recipe is ultra easy. Most of the ingredients are found in your pantry. Here is what you’ll need.


  • 3 bowls
  • Frying sauce pan
  • Plate lined with paper bowl
  • Proper utensils


  • Egg
  • Vegetable oil
  • Milk or Cream
  • Flour
  • Panko crumbs or bread crumbs
  • Green tomatoes

The first bowl should have your flour, second bowl will be eggs whisked with a splash of milk or cream, and third bowl will be your panko or bread crumbs.

Heat frying sauce pan on medium heat till it’s hot enough to start frying. Slice your tomatoes first before dipping. Coat your sliced green tomato in the following order. Flour, egg, then bread crumbs. Add into vegetable oil and fry till golden brown and set on plate with paper towel. Repeat until you have your desired amount of fried tomatoes.

You can make any dipping sauce for your fried green tomatoes. I personally combine mayonnaise with german mustard and it’s heaven.

This is an excellent way to utilize your resources and not allow a wonderful bounty to go to waste.

If you follow this recipe, please share your comments below on how it turned out. Good luck and happy eating.

Learn more about growing tomatoes.

fried green tomato recipe

Scratch made fried green tomato, from the garden, with bratwurst and beer.


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