Mawmaw's Simple Fried Green Tomatoes

Mawmaw's Simple Fried Green Tomatoes

Side Dish Vegetables Tomatoes Fried Green Tomatoes

My grandmother's fried green tomatoes were famous in our community. The recipe is so simple, but the results are delicious!

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 280
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 45m


  • 4 firm green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 quart ice water, or as needed
  • 1 cup canola oil, or as needed
  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • salt to taste


  • 1   Place tomato slices in a bowl of ice water; soak for about 5 minutes.
  • 2   Heat about 1/2 inch of canola oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  • 3   Combine cornmeal and flour in a bowl.
  • 4   Remove tomato slices from ice water, one at at time, and coat lightly in the cornmeal mixture; shake off any excess. Place in the hot oil.
  • 5   Cook tomato slices, working in batches, until edges are golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle lightly with salt.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 3.8g 6%
    Saturated Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 15mg  
Potassium 213mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 54.3g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
Protein 6.5g 13%
Sugars 3g  
Vitamin A 469IU  
Vitamin C 14mg  
Calcium 17mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 5mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 26mg  
Folate 137mcg