Grandma's Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes
Southern Fried Green Tomatoes
Cooking Green Tomatoes
Cooking Green Tomatoes

How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes

  1. Cornmeal and flour in a bowl (any brand of yellow corn meal)
  2. Green tomatoes, sliced
  3. Mix 2 eggs in a separate bowl, with a pinch of paprika, 1 pinch black pepper, and 1 pinch of seasoning salt
  4. Skillet with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  5. Set skillet on medium heat
  6. Pat each side of the sliced green tomatoes in flour
  7. Then dip the green tomatoes one at a time into egg batter, then put into cornmeal
  8. Place one tomato each into preheated skillet
  9. When golden brown, flip tomatoes to the other side
  10. When brown on both sides of tomato, place them on paper towel-plate

I watched my grandmother make Fried Green Tomatoes back in the day. I watched her make them because I wanted to learn how to make Fried Green Tomatoes myself. She learned this easy recipe as a Southern dish; my grandmother was born in a Southern state called Mississippi. My first time eating Fried Green Tomatoes was a cool experience; they tasted a little sour, crunchy, and yummy.

Fried Green Tomatoes can be made as a main course meal, or a side order dish. If they are made as a main dish, you can sprinkle a little shredded cheese on top of the Fried Green Tomatoes as soon as they are taken out of the hot skillet. And if they are made as a side order dish, you can make your Fried Green Tomatoes as a side order for: chicken, fish, or beef. Fried Green Tomatoes also taste great with a small amount of ranch sauce pour on top.

Benefits of Eating Green Tomatoes

They don't only taste yummy, but Fried Green Tomatoes have nutritional benefits. Many people don't eat the green tomato while it is raw; it's much better when green tomatoes are cooked, one reason is because they are hard and can upset your stomach. This is why these particular tomatoes are cooked. Fried Green Tomatoes contain:

  • Vitamin K
  • Protein
  • Beta carotene
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Antioxidants

The antioxidant content in green tomatoes assists with preventing many cancers in the body. The vitamin C content helps with reducing the chances of common colds, sinus problems, rashes, and flu. The beta carotene found in green tomatoes assists with better eye health.

Also the vitamin K in green tomatoes absorbs calcium into the bones, nails, and teeth. And the fiber found in green tomatoes assists the stomach and intestines in decreasing constipation.

© Sabrina A. K.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Just about the same way I make. Great recipe looks pretty too. Voted Up

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Rui Carreira 4 years ago from Torres Novas

There's something unique in grandma recipes.... maybe an ingredient called nostalgia :) Voted up

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Ann810 4 years ago from Sunny Cali Author

Hi Moonlake, thanks for you comment.

Hi Rui, most grandma recipes are traditional, thanks for commenting.

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Cristale 4 years ago from Florida

This is interesting. I always wondered of a good recipe to cook those tomatoes.

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Ann810 4 years ago from Sunny Cali Author

Hi Cristale, glad you like the fried green tomato recipe, thanks.

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Kristen Howe 12 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Ann, I never had fried green tomatoes, but I've heard of it before, even after the movie came out years ago. This recipe looks delicious with the matching photos to go with it. I would love to try it someday, if I'm brave enough.

Brooke 5 weeks ago

Grew up eating them here in Mn as ripe tomatoes were a rarity when I was a kid. weather too cool. My English grandmother used to make them too. Not necessarily a Southern dish. The corn meal may be the southern touch. My Mom just did flour ,egg & flour. I'm 74 now so this goes back a long way with me. My kids love them too.

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