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Crispy fried green tomatoes are breaded with panko crumbs at allourway.com
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Fried Green Tomatoes - A Summer Ambrosia

Fried green tomatoes are a crunchy summer ambrosia that we eagerly anticipate every year. They are easy to make and a special addition to any summer meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, vegetable side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Marisa Franca @ All Our Way


  • 4 Firm green tomatoes the size of tennis balls
  • 2 to 3 cups all purpose flour in plastic bag for 1st coating
  • 1 cup Buttermilk for dipping amount as needed
  • 2 cup Panko crumbs for coating amount as needed
  • Peanut oil for deep frying


  • Cut off both ends of green tomatoes then slice into ¼ inch slices. If not frying right away, put them in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Before dipping in flour, lightly spritz the green tomato slices with water - it helps the flour to adhere.
  • Drop several slices into the all purpose flour bag and shake vigorously until well coated. Gently shake off excess flour from each slice before putting the slice in the buttermilk.
  • Coat each slice with the buttermilk, let excess buttermilk drip off before placing the slice on the panko crumbs.
  • Firmly press the panko crumbs onto both sides of the green tomato slice.
  • Place the breaded slices on a cooling rack -- the cooling rack keeps the breading from getting soggy.
  • Using tongs drop breaded slices into 350 F oil. Do not over crowd. Remove the slices from the oil when they reach a rich golden brown. Place them back on the cooling rack and salt the slices to taste.
  • If you are doing several batches of the fried green tomatoes, you can keep them warm by placing the rack with the tomatoes in a 200 F oven.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.4mg