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Spicy Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Spicy Fried Green Tomatoes

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"A quick snack or appetizer during the hot summer months. Old time family recipe. If you like fried zucchini you will like this."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, black pepper, red pepper, garlic powder, eggs, and beer. The mixture should resemble pancake batter.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Dip tomato slices in the batter to coat, then fry in the skillet 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Eat while hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 02, 2007

Yum! I really enjoyed these. However, I did add 1/4 cup of corn meal to the batter, it helps to make the batter stick to the tomatoes better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 27, 2005

This recipe was great when I modified it. It's not spicy at all, but that was fine. I had to add a lot more flour to get a thick enough consistency for a batter that would stick. I fried these at 375 degrees in a deep fat fryer. They were delicious! Just add more flour. I also like to salt the tomatoes while they are cooling.

Oct 04, 2010

I fried a 'test' tomato slice for taste and am glad I did because it was a bit bland for our taste so I added a tablespoon of Cajun seasoning and it was much more flavorful. Nice change from the flour/cornmeal breading.

Apr 20, 2008

I LOVE this recipe and wish I could make it all of the time. This recipe is the reason I grow tomatoes in the summer. I'm happy ya'll like my pics :)

Aug 25, 2010

My boyfriend has begged me for fried green tomatoes all summer, so I finally broke down today and decided on this recipe. They were great! I used ground cayenne as a substitute and rolled in panko bread crumbs after dredging in the batter. Fabulous, I will make again and again!!!! I only gave the 4 stars because I added salt which I feel is a must with a recipe like this. Love the batter idea instead of flour, egg, bread crumb.....

Sep 02, 2005

Thank you for your comments on this recipe. I didn't make the recipe real spicy just in case some do not like the kick to it. Therefore, just add the crushed red pepper flakes to your taste more for spicier. I used Bud Light for the beer. The batter should not be real thick but you should have a light thin coating so you taste the tomatoe more than the flour. Thank you again for your reviews :)

Aug 30, 2010

This is the BEST recipe I have ever made for the fried green tomatoes! I have tried several recipes and this one is amazing!! I made it exactly as it called and took them down to my husband and his fishing buddies and they were a huge hit. Thank you sooooo much for sharing!

Aug 03, 2007

Thanks, Sinsgirl, I tried these because of your photo! Great job, you take really nice pics! Also, thanks for the post, we enjoyed!


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  • Calories
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

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

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