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Panko Fried Green Tomatoes

Panko bread crumbs have a coarser texture than ordinary bread crumbs, which you can also use to coat the tomatoes. However, the panko crumbs will give them a uniquely light and crispy texture. —Jacquelynne Stine, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 5 medium green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Salt


  • In three separate shallow bowls, place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs. Dip tomatoes in flour, then in eggs; coat with bread crumbs.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry tomatoes, a few at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
3 piece: 227 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • ebramkamp
    Jun 7, 2019

    I had lots of green tomatoes and didn't want to waste them. I made these with just a couple of adjustments. I used cornstarch instead of flour. I also seasoned the cornstarch with our local seafood seasoning mix which is salt, lemon and dill. After frying a couple of batches I would wipe out the frying pan, add oil and allow it to heat up before adding more prepped tomatoes. I kept the cooked tomatoes warm in a 250 degree oven, placed on a rack in a pan so they stayed crispy. I served them with ranch dressing. We ate every one of them and I had doubled the batch. These are delicious.

    Jun 20, 2017

    Thank you so much for this, my hubs brought home some green tomatoes for me to fry. I am a Yankee and frankly this is something my mom never did. These were delicious and with ranch dressing just a do again.

  • Lynda
    Mar 7, 2017

    Help how do you fry them? I need details. Mine were terrible.

  • nelmax1
    Jul 3, 2014

    These are the best fried green tomatoes I have every had

  • Queenlalisa
    Jul 5, 2013

    I love fried green tomatoes and these are GREAT!

  • jumpersbrat
    Aug 7, 2011

    this is a simple an very easy recipe and tasted great

  • Anonymous
    Jul 13, 2007

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