Perfect Fried Green Tomatoes

Perfect Fried Green Tomatoes

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Crystal Bodyroc McGlown 6

"I have been making fried green tomatoes for over 35 years, taught by my grandmother who is from down south. Over the years I have tried and made fried green tomato recipes and this is the one that is perfect. Cajun ranch sauce goes perfect with this crispy on the outside but smooth and creamy on the inside tomato."
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40 m servings 443 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 443 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.7g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 1846 mg
  • 74%

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.
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  1. Season tomato slices with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a shallow bowl. Pour buttermilk in a second shallow bowl. Mix cornmeal, parsley, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and cayenne pepper in a third shallow bowl.
  3. Dredge each tomato slice in the flour mixture to coat, dip into the buttermilk, and finish by pressing each side of the tomato into the cornmeal mixture to coat. Lay coated tomato slices onto a baking sheet; rest to let tomatoes absorb flavor of coating, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Gently drop tomato slices into the hot oil and cook until golden brown and floating, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on a plate lined with paper towel.
  6. Whisk ranch dressing, cajun seasoning, and hot pepper sauce together in a small bowl; serve with the fried tomato slices.


  • Nutrition Disclaimer:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.



OMG This was a fantastic recipe, the batter stayed on perfectly and the Cajan Ranch Sauce was excellent also! I decided to expermint and used 1 tomatoe that was riper. There is a reason they cal...

Just made is for my family and it was a huge hit!! Excellent recipe, will definetly make again!

For those needing "cajun seasoning" for the dipping sauce but don't have it premixed... put together 1 tablespoon dried oregano,1 tablespoon paprika, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper and 1 tablespoon...

Used this recipe purely for the sauce to accompany fried green tomatoes - yum! Even if you don't have cajun seasoning (I didn't), just google what makes up the seasoning and still make to this r...

First time for me making Fried Green Tomatoes! This recipe had great flavor and ease to make it! Thanks.

Fantastic!! Made no changes, followed the recipe exactly and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing a perfect recipe.

Made no changes this recipe is perfect, my family loved it! This is now my go to for the end of the season tomatoes.

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