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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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