Old-Fashioned Fried Green Tomatoes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4-6 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
When I was growing up, these were a summertime favorite with my family. Back then, we just dipped the tomato slices in flour and fried them in butter.


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 to 4 green tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, cheese, oregano, salt and pepper. Coat tomato slices with flour mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Fry tomatoes for 2-3 minutes on each side until tender and lightly browned. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.