Fried green tomatoes recipe

Published July 28, 2010 2:01PM (EDT)


  • 2 large green tomatoes, or 3 medium
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1 tablespoon Crystal hot sauce
  • 1 sleeve of Saltine crackers, crushed thoroughly
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper (Nannie used table salt and canned pepper. You can too if you like.)
  • Peanut oil for frying


  1. Sprinkle the flour into a shallow dish. Add salt and pepper to the flour until you can distinctly taste the salt and the pepper.
  2. In another dish, whisk together the egg and the buttermilk or milk and the hot sauce. In another shallow dish, mix together the crushed crackers and the 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
  3. Heat about two inches of peanut oil in a large, heavy skillet.
  4. Slice the green tomatoes into ½-inch slices. Dip the slices first into the flour, coating both sides, tapping off any excess. Next dip into the egg/buttermilk mixture and then into the cracker mixture, coating thoroughly.
  5. Fry until they are golden brown, turning once or twice. Drain on paper towels. They taste best if they've had a little time to cool, but are still quite warm.
  6. Serve with homemade buttermilk dressing or remoulade for dipping.

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