Fried Green Tomatoes

This southern favorite can immigrate to Newfoundland anytime!


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 3 medium-size green tomatoes, cut into 1/3-inch slices

  • Vegetable oil

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Combine egg and buttermilk; set aside.

Step 2

Combine 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, cornmeal, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl or pan.

Step 3

Dredge tomato slices in remaining 1/4 cup flour; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.

Step 4

Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch in a large cast-iron skillet; heat to 375°. Drop tomatoes, in batches, into hot oil, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels or a rack. Sprinkle hot tomatoes with salt.

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