Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Experience the irresistible Southern charm of Brenda Gantt’s YouTube video, “Fried Green Tomatoes,” in 2023. Join Brenda as she shares her timeless recipe for this classic dish. Watch as she expertly coats and fries the tangy green tomatoes to golden perfection. Indulge in the crispy, flavorful goodness with Brenda Gantt’s culinary expertise as your guide.


4 green tomatoes, firm and unripe
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Vegetable oil for frying
Optional toppings: ranch dressing, remoulade sauce, or hot sauce


Slice the green tomatoes into thick slices, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Season each slice with salt and black pepper on both sides.
In a shallow dish, combine the flour, cornmeal, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix well.
Dredge each tomato slice in the flour mixture, ensuring they are coated on both sides. Shake off any excess flour.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
Carefully place the coated tomato slices into the hot oil, without overcrowding the pan. Fry them for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
Once fried, transfer the tomato slices to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Repeat the process with the remaining tomato slices until all are fried.
Serve the Fried Green Tomatoes hot as an appetizer or side dish.
Optionally, you can serve them with ranch dressing, remoulade sauce, or a dash of hot sauce for added flavor.

Make sure to use firm and unripe green tomatoes for the best results. They should be slightly firm and not overly ripe or soft.
Adjust the seasoning in the flour mixture according to your preference. You can add additional spices like cayenne pepper or onion powder for extra flavor.
To ensure a crispy texture, make sure the oil is hot enough before frying the tomato slices.
Serve the Fried Green Tomatoes immediately to maintain their crispiness.
Now you’re ready to enjoy a plate of delicious and crispy Fried Green Tomatoes!

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