Fried Red Tomatoes with Gravy Recipe -
Fried Red Tomatoes with Gravy Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Fried Red Tomatoes with Gravy

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"This has been a standard in our house for the past 30 plus years. We have fresh tomatoes in the spring and fall."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Sprinkle seasoning salt on both sides of tomato slices, then dredge in the 1/2 cup of flour. Place tomatoes in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, turning once. Keep tomatoes warm.
  2. Add the 2 tablespoons of flour to the oil and cook over medium heat, stirring until smooth, about one minute. Gradually pour in the half and half, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in the brown sugar, salt and pepper. Spoon gravy over the tomato slices and serve immediately.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 19, 2003

I made this for lunch one day, and I did modify it a bit, based on personal taste preferences. First of all, I double-dipped the tomato slices...flour, egg wash (1 egg, w/some milk), and then flour again. It created more of a crunchy texture which I really love. For the gravy, I only added about a teaspoon of brown sugar, because 2 Tbsp. seems like an awful lot. I guess it's a matter of taste, but I liked it with less sugar. But, it turned out very good, and I will make it again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 31, 2008

I have cooked these tomatoes for years! My great grandmom,did it and then my g mom and my mom, now me! I do them a little different, more italian taste, no sugar...garlic, onion, salt! My grandmom, always said the key was to get the first batch really dark...makes all the difference in the world! yumm


7 Ratings

Aug 19, 2003

I remembered fried red tomatoes and gravy that my mom used to make and was excited to see this recipe. It wasn't quite what I remembered. The brown sugar made the gravy way too sweet.

Aug 23, 2003

This was a very strange side dish. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good. It was also very sweet. Different, but I won't be making it again.

Jun 14, 2010

I saute'd a sliced onion in oil first,then placed in same pan with saute'd tomatoes. I breaded tomatoes with Italian bread crumbs before frying and mixed 2 T cornstarch to half and half before adding to skillet after removing tomatoes. Very substantial dish and a good way to use tomatoes that are ripe

Mar 08, 2005

The flavor was good, but the tomatoes turned out mushy. I think I'll try this again with fresh, slightly green garden tomatoes this summer.

Jul 18, 2014

My grandmom made this for years, then my mom and now me! The only 2 changes I make is no brown sugar and add a little spicy brown mustard to the sauce for a great tang! Yummy with a ham slice and corn fritters.


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  • Calories
  • 110 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 166 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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