Easy Fried Green Tomatoes

I am in love with the Easy Fried Green Tomatoes. I am making this for time to come.

Easy Fried Green Tomatoes
So here it is, finally after being on my back porch for over 2 weeks Easy Fried Green Tomatoes. These are the left overs tomatoes from this year that did not get to make it.

I have never made fried green tomatoes before, a little bit messy but worth the work. Though I do not like to fry things much I thought to give this a try since my husband also likes them, he is from the south and there they like their fried food :-)

Anyhow, I know many versions use milk, buttermilk, corn flour, flour etc but I just wanted to keep it simple. I pretty much wanted to enjoy the tomato rather than the coating so I only used eggs and panko, my favorite. I never use bread crumbs anymore because even the plain ones contain the lovely hydrogenated oil, aka trans fats, among other unhealthy crap.


Here you can see that I first dipped them into the eggs and finally in the panko before frying! A bit messy :-)

Easy Fried Green Tomatoes

       They were pretty good I must say, specially with a little bit of sweet and sour chili sauce :-)


Easy Fried Green Tomatoes

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 25 minutes


2 lbs of green tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick approximately.
2 organic eggs, beaten
2-3 cups of panko crumbs, maybe a tad more
1 tsp celtic of salt
Pinch of pepper
Olive oil for frying



In a medium mixing bowl place the beaten eggs. In another bowl place the panko crumbs with the salt and pepper. These is your assembly line.

Pour enough oil in a frying pan to coat the bottom. Heat over medium heat. Using your assembly line - eggs, and panko, dip the tomatoes in the egg mixture, and then into the panko. Shake off any excess.

Sprinkle a couple of bread crumbs into the oil, if it sizzles it’s ready. Fry the tomatoes until light golden brown on each side. About 2 minutes per side.

Transfer them onto a plate, previously covered with paper towels, and fry all the tomato slices. Served while still warm.


  1. Your fried tomatoes look fantastic. I will have to try them. By the way, isn’t Panko fantastic. I love the crispness it provides when frying.

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new vegetarian photo gallery showcasing the best vegetarian dishes and recipes on the web.

  2. I’ve always wanted to try making these…they look fabulous. When I finally get my hand son some green tomatoes I’ll definitely be revisiting this recipe!

  3. Vegolicious,

    Sure will do :-)

  4. Oh, how I love a good fried green tomato!! So perfectly delicious! Back in september my husband and I went on vacation to Myrtle Beach, where at one restaurant we had very crunchy thick fried green tomatoes served with goat cheese!! To die for!

  5. what a great idea to make deep fried healthy to lower the guilt factor :) looks delicious and the photos are stunning!

  6. I must go get some green tomatoes and this recipe! Pictures are gorgeous!

  7. Thanks everyone for the kind comments :-)

  8. These look really, really good! We’re featuring side dishes over at the M&T Spotlight this week and I’d love for you to submit this: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

  9. My Mom and I used to always have these every year. We used cracker crumbs, but otherwise did the same thing ! Sooooo good :)

  10. My Mother made fried tomatoes not just green ones My favorit were red and dipped in flour and salt and Pepper fried crispie loved them . My husband not so much I have to eat them all.Its ok with me.!! thank you all !!!

  11. I use the same recipe but have one additional step: I use about 1/4 cup of flour, with the salt and pepper mixed in. I dip the tomatoes in the flour before the egg and then panko, as it helps the egg stick to the tomato.

    I use a similar combination for pounded boneless breast cutlets (my wife’s favorite chicken), and it is also delicious with fish fillets.

    I usually use olive oil, but have also used vegetable and canola oils with good results.

  12. thanks the great recipe

  13. These turned out great! 

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