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Fried Green Tomatoes


This seasonal southern recipe for fried green tomatoes is from Amy Goldman.

  • Servings: 8

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, September Summer/Fall 2007


  • 8 medium (about 3 1/2 pounds) green tomatoes
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 4 cups olive oil
  • Aioli, for serving


  1. Trim 1/2-inch from the stem and blossom ends of tomatoes. Slice tomatoes 1/4-inch thick. Season tomato slices with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper; set aside.

  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs and milk; set aside. In a second shallow bowl, whisk together flour, 1/2-teaspoon salt, and 1/4-teaspoon pepper; set aside.

  3. Place panko in a shallow bowl along with cornmeal, remaining teaspoon salt, and 1/2-teaspoon pepper; stir to combine and set aside.

  4. Working with one tomato slice at a time, coat tomatoes with flour mixture, shaking off excess. Coat with egg mixture, followed by breadcrumb mixture. Transfer to a wire rack set over a parchment-lined baking sheet; repeat process with remaining slices.

  5. Heat 2 cups oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer. Working in batches, carefully place tomatoes into the heated oil in a single layer. Fry until golden, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. After frying half of the tomato slices, discard oil and heat remaining 2 cups oil in skillet; continue frying remaining tomato slices. Serve tomatoes immediately with aioli.

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  • MS10383827
    18 MAY, 2012
    What a wonderful recipe! Especially when one has a copy of the movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes- at the Whistle Stop Cafe" with Mary Stuart Masterson and Kathy Bates to watch while eating!
  • satinsback
    9 JUL, 2010
    Oh please, Nigelsmom -- come cook for me. i can never think of things to do with food.
  • Nigelsmom
    8 MAR, 2008
    Fried green tomatoes, sprinkled with shaved parmesan, are delicious atop a bed of salad greens, with fresh basil leaves, drizzled with a balsamic/olive oil dressing.
  • Layla
    8 MAR, 2008
    I love to add parmesan and a little garlic to my fried green tomatoes!
  • Soonan
    7 MAR, 2008
    Here in Ontarrio, we have had fried green tomatoes forever. We sliced them, dipped them in flour with s
  • boonchilla3
    7 MAR, 2008
    absolutely wonderful dish!!! This was so easy to make and oh so delicious! Thank you Martha for this wonderful recipe!!!! I will definitely incorporate this into my cooking. Awesome!
  • sandraszymanski
    7 MAR, 2008
    Thanks for the web site. I will check it out.
  • MS112589705
    6 MAR, 2008
    I think her web site is called
  • canon
    6 MAR, 2008
    How do you order the heirloom seeds?
  • macksmommom
    5 MAR, 2008
    fried tomatoes look wonderful. thanks for receipe. And how can we contact Amy Goldman for seeds?