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Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

From Katie Lee

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe


  1. 1 cup cornmeal
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 tablespoon onion powder
    1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    Pinch of cayenne pepper
    4 large green tomatoes (like beefsteak, big boy, or celebrity), sliced 1/2-inch thick
    1 cup buttermilk
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    1 cup mayonnaise
    3 tablespoons ketchup
    2 tablespoons scallions, thinly sliced (about 1 scallion)
    1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    1 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard (like Coleman’s)
    1 teaspoon hot sauce (like Tabasco), or to taste
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium shallow bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Fill a small shallow bowl with buttermilk. Place the bowls next to each other and next to the stove.
  2. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat. The oil should be hot but not smoking.
  3. Dip the tomatoes in the buttermilk and then dredge in the cornmeal mixture. Fry the tomatoes, in batches if necessary, until the crust is golden brown and crunchy, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Transfer the tomatoes to a serving plate and dollop some with remoulade or pass the remoulade alongside.

Serves 4-6.


Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer to a serving bowl. Extra remoulade can be saved in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to one week.

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