Mawmaw's Simple Fried Green Tomatoes

Mawmaw's Simple Fried Green Tomatoes

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"My grandmother's fried green tomatoes were famous in our community. The recipe is so simple, but the results are delicious!"
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45 m servings 280 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.3g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place tomato slices in a bowl of ice water; soak for about 5 minutes.
  2. Heat about 1/2 inch of canola oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Combine cornmeal and flour in a bowl.
  4. Remove tomato slices from ice water, one at at time, and coat lightly in the cornmeal mixture; shake off any excess. Place in the hot oil.
  5. Cook tomato slices, working in batches, until edges are golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle lightly with salt.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.



These are appropriately named because they really were SIMPLE to make. No dipping in flour, then egg, and then in bread crumbs. Just right out of the ice water into the flour-cornmeal mixture ...

Wonderful! I think the ice water helped keep the tomatoes firm although the recipe didn't mention that. Awesome taste! I would have taken a picture but they were eaten too quickly.

I ate so many I got sick. Simple. Quick. Tasty.

Now this is the perfect FGT! All the other recipes do the 3 stage breading. I'd rather have the flavor of the green tomatoes front & center instead of fading into the background with a thick co...


Simple and delicious

So easy and quick! Used regular corn meal and it came out fine. Made Chef John's remoulade recipe (hot sauce, mayo, and relish) to go with it. Awesome!

Just like both of my Mawmaws used to make! Wonderful recipe, thanks!

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