Fried Green Tomato Stacks

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This dish is for lovers of red and green tomatoes. When I ran across the recipe, I just had to try it and it proved to be so tasty! —Barbara Mohr, Millington, Michigan
Fried Green Tomato Stacks Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium green tomatoes
  • 2 medium red tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 slices Canadian bacon


  1. Mix the first 4 ingredients and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; refrigerate until serving. Place flour in a shallow bowl; place egg whites in a separate shallow bowl. In a third bowl, mix cornmeal, salt and remaining pepper.
  2. Cut each tomato crosswise into 4 slices. Dredge 1 slice in flour to lightly coat; shake off excess. Dip in egg whites, then in cornmeal mixture. Repeat with remaining tomato slices.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. In batches, cook tomatoes until golden brown, 4-5 minutes per side.
  4. In same pan, lightly brown Canadian bacon on both sides. For each, stack 1 slice each green tomato, bacon and red tomato. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 stack: 284 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 679mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.