Fried Green Tomatoes

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  • 4 to 6 medium sized green tomatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves – or garlic powder
  • 1/4 grated onion
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 2 TBL corn starch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • bacon grease or vegetable oil


  1. Mix salt, sugar and both peppers
  2. Slice the tomatoes into 1/4 – 1/2-inch slices, discarding ends.
  3. Soak slices in buttermilk overnight – with peppercorns, grated onion, cayenne, and garlic powder
  4. Sprinkle with salt mixture to taste, then set aside.
  5. Put flour into shallow dish and combine with corn starch
  6. Whisk egg and buttermilk together – put into shallow dish
  7. Prepare 1/2 inch hot oil in a cast iron skillet – Bring to 375ยบ
  8. Dip in the flour, then egg, then the flour again
  9. Let rest for 20 minutes in fridge before frying
  10. Fry in hot grease (or canola oil) or oil 2-3 minutes or until golden on bottom.
    Do not overcrowd fry pan or they will become mushy
  11. Gently turn and fry the other side.
  12. Done when they are browned on both sides – approx 2-3 minutes per side
  13. Drain them on paper towels.
  14. Sprinkle with salt while they are still hot
  15. Serve as a side dish – delicious with breakfast!
  16. Frequently served with BBQ sauce or lemon aioli


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