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Quick Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

"My grandmother came up with her own version of fried green tomatoes years ago. Our family loves it," says Melanie Chism of Coker, Alabama. "It's a traditional taste of the South that anyone anywhere can enjoy!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 10 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 4 medium green tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  • 1. Slice tomatoes 1/4 in. thick. Sprinkle both sides with salt and lemon-pepper. Let stand for 20-25 minutes. Coat with cornmeal. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Fry tomatoes for 3-4 minutes on each side or until tender and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 182 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 318mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

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DLTanner User ID: 7096504 129950
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"This is an excellent recipe for fried green tomatoes. I did, however, added panko also, as I like my fried green tomatoes crisp!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 87233
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"Easy & delicious!

~ Theresa"

dimwem User ID: 877747 44063
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"Came out great. I used White Lily Self Rising Corn Meal Mix instead of regular corn meal and it came out a little softer than I expected."

nancymcsews User ID: 2221372 129948
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2008

"4 points"

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