9 Southern Recipes for Fried Green Tomatoes

By: Natalie Taylor, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

There are few recipes that are more traditionally Southern than fried green tomatoes. What Southerner can resist a tart tomato in a crispy coating that has been fried to perfection? We have assembled this collection of 9 Southern Recipes for Fried Green Tomatoes to celebrate this uniquely Southern dish. Whether you prefer a classic, no frills fried green tomato recipe or you want to try a new version of this time-tested recipe, you will find something to love. Southerners know the delightful transformation that frying can have on any type of food and tomatoes are no different. Red, juicy tomatoes are hard to pass up, but this classic Southern recipe brings new life to the summer vegetable.

Get the most out of this summer produce by trying one of these easy Southern recipes for fried green tomatoes. Some of these recipes include recipes for dipping sauces, while others include slices of fresh mozzarella. In this collection, you will find a fried green tomato recipe to suit any taste or preference.

Classic Fried Green Tomato Recipes

Classic Fried Green Tomatoes

Here you will find a collection of classic fried green tomato recipes. Breadcrumbs, cornmeal, buttermilk and even panko breadcrumbs are used in these recipes to create that signature crispy coating. Some of these recipes use a batter while some simply dredge the tomatoes in cornmeal and breadcrumbs. Each of these classic fried green tomato recipes is special in its own way, so you can cook your way through this list and never get bored. Try your hand at one of these classic Southern recipes for fried green tomatoes.

If you're looking for a way to dress up your fried green tomatoes, try Fried Green Tomatoes with Alabama White Sauce. This creamy sauce is a mixture of mayo, Dijon mustard, horseradish, and is the perfect complement to the crispy fried tomatoes.

Other Fried Green Tomato Recipes

Paula's Crispy Oven-Fried Tomatoes

For a fun twist on the classic Southern recipe for fried green tomatoes, try one of the below recipes. All of these recipes combine Southern fried green tomatoes with the classic Italian recipe for Caprese salad. That means fried green tomatoes are layered with sliced mozzarella and fresh basil leaves. These fresh additions create the perfect recipe for an appetizer or salad. These recipes combine two classic Southern and Italian recipes in a new and exciting way.

If you are interested in trying a lighter version of fried green tomatoes, look no further than Paula's Crispy Oven-Fried Tomatoes. This recipe is a healthier version so you can enjoy it guilt-free.


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