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Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 10 min.


8 servings

"My grandmother came up with her own version of fried green tomatoes years ago. Our family loves it," says Melanie Chism of Coker, Alabama. "It's a traditional taste of the South that anyone anywhere can enjoy!"
Quick Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 medium green tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  1. Slice tomatoes 1/4 in. thick. Sprinkle both sides with salt and lemon-pepper. Let stand 20-25 minutes. Coat with cornmeal. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Fry tomatoes until tender and golden brown, 3-4 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

2 pieces: 166 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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