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Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

"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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.

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  • DLTanner
    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
    Oct 27, 2011

    Easy & delicious!~ Theresa

  • dimwem
    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
    Jul 26, 2008

    4 points