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Fried Green Tomaotes

Double Dipped Fried Green Tomatoes

Double Dipped Fried Green Tomatoes are so crunchy good. You must use un-ripe tomatoes, not a ripe green heirloom variety. A great end of summer treat.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Vegetables
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 large unripe tomatoes any variety will work, but they must be unripe so regardless of the variety, they will be green
  • 1 cup cultured 2% buttermilk or as needed
  • 1 cup fine cornmeal or as needed
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil I use grapeseed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • LindySez: You can add flavors to the coating as you wish a little thyme is good, as is cumin and chili powder. You could also add some Tobasco or another hot pepper sauce to the buttermilk. This recipe is very versatile to your taste and to what you are serving it with.
  • Ranch Dressing Blue Cheese Dressing or whatever else you might like to dip this into, optional


  • Slice the tomatoes about ⅓ inch thick. Nice slices. Season lightly with salt and pepper. 
  • Pour the buttermilk into a shallow wide bowl, mix the cornmeal and panko together in another bowl. 
  • Set a wire rack over a cookie sheet.
  • Dip the tomato slice into the buttermilk coating both sides. Dip into the coating mix. Set on the wire rack. Repeat with all the tomato slices. Once they are dipped, repeat, dip in the buttermilk, and then the coating mix, now they are double-dipped. Set on the wire rack for about 10 minutes to allow the coating to set.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. This oil should be about ¼ inch high. When hot, (about 375°F) add the tomatoes, in batches if necessary, don't overcrowd the pan, there should be a lively sizzle. (I find when working with fried foods such as this, it's best to use the clock approach to adding food to the pan, the first piece goes at 12:00 high, then 1:00, etc. so you know where you began and where you should start the turning process.) Once one side has browned, carefully turn and brown the other side. Remove the cook tomatoes to the wire rack to drain. Serve plain or with dipping sauce.
Keyword fried green tomato, fried tomato, green tomato
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