Fried Green Tomatoes- Guest Post from Supper For a Steal

Hi! I’m Lane from Supper for a Steal. I’m excited to be posting over here today and sharing something a little different than I typically blog about. Usually you can find me menu planning and creating recipes around the weekly Publix ad, but today I am sharing a recipe I love, fried green tomatoes.

I was a little worried that green tomatoes would be hard to find this late in the season, but I was at a local produce market over the weekend and saw some beautiful, huge, green beefsteak tomatoes.

Being a southern girl I love all fried foods and fried green tomatoes are such a guilty pleasure when we go out to eat. When I stumbled across Southern Living’s fried green tomato recipe and saw how simple the ingredients were I knew they would be making an appearance in my kitchen soon.

We like to dip these in jalapeno ranch dressing for a little kick. With all that extra buttermilk you will have you could whip up a quick batch yourself.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Adapted from Southern Living via My Recipes


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 large green tomato, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • Vegetable oil
  • Blue cheese crumbles, for garnish
  • Green onion, for garnish
  • Blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing, for dipping


1. Begin with three shallow, wide bowls. In one combine egg and buttermilk, in another ¼ cup flour, and in another ¼ cup flour, the cornmeal, salt, and pepper.

2. Dredge each tomato slice in flour, then dip in egg mixture, then cover with cornmeal mixture.

3. Set aside on a cooling rack while you continue with remaining slices

4. In a heavy bottomed skillet pour oil to cover bottom with about ¼ to ½ inch depth. Heat over medium high. Allow oil to heat up and carefully place tomatoes into the hot oil, cooking for 2 minutes per side.

5. Drain on a paper towel.

6. Top with blue cheese crumbles and chopped green onion for garnish.

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