Frugal Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe -
Frugal Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Frugal Fried Green Tomatoes

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"Cheapest way to make fried green tomatoes that are crunchy on the outside, and taste like apple pie on the inside. Great side-dish for any meal!"

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place cornmeal in a bowl; dip and coat each tomato slice until thoroughly coated.
  3. Place coated tomato slices side by side in the hot oil; fry until coating is browned and crusty, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Season with salt and black pepper. Repeat with remaining tomato slices.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • All-purpose flour can be substituted for the cornmeal.

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Aug 02, 2013

Very good starting point for Fried Green Tomatoes. I like my breading to have a bit more seasoning. But I really did enjoy this recipe, I made it just as the recipe directed. The end result was good.

Sep 01, 2012

Just like Mama taught me to make them. So good! Thanks for posting.


7 Ratings

Aug 20, 2014

This is the first time this Northern girl even tried Fried Green Tomatoes. I found this recipe and I must say "Yum!" I used flour instead of cornmeal as I was out and dipped the tomato slices in milk before I dipped them in my flour mixture. I am impressed with the simplicity of this recipe. I will definitely make again.

Nov 10, 2014

I can't believe I waited this long to try fried green tomatoes. This recipe is easy, cheap and delicious.

Jul 06, 2014

Giving this 5 stars because, it is easy to make, minimal ingredients and still tasty. A perfect start recipe for those who have never made fried green tomatoes before. Leaves tons of room for making this recipe your own! As a southern lady I have made many batches of fried green tomatoes, and this is certainly one of the best basic/start ones I have come across. Grandma would be proud.


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  • Calories
  • 222 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 163 mg
  • 7%

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

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