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Minnesota Cooking: Fried Green Tomatoes - Flour, Egg, Cracker Crumbs

Updated on January 22, 2016

Crispy and Delicious


I Hadn't Eaten Fried Tomatoes in Years

I think that this is the first time I have made fried tomatoes since I moved to the country. We moved out here in 2002, so - yeah, it's been a long time.

I wasn't certain that I even remembered how to make them, but as I said previously, I was making eggplant in the deep fryer for my husband and I decided to make fried tomatoes for myself. The procedure is identical.

I was taught to make them with flour, egg and cracker crumbs, but I have changed the basics to suit myself and my older tastes.

I like the flavor of Frying Magic Seasoning mix, so that is the 'flour' of choice for predipping them. You see, the tomatoes are wet so you dip them into flour so the flour sticks to the wet spots on the tomato. Then, you dip them in eggs that have been broken into a bowl and stirred vigorously with a fork. Then, you dip the piece into crackers that have been crushed into a fine powdered dust.

Then, you put them in a frying pan on medium heat, frying them until the bottom gets a little crispy. Then, you flip them over and repeat the process on the other side.

The Procedure

Egg, Frying Magic and Cracker Crumbs
Egg, Frying Magic and Cracker Crumbs | Source
Wash the dirt off the tomato
Wash the dirt off the tomato | Source
Slice | Source

Up Close

Nice slices
Nice slices | Source
discard the tops  and bottoms
discard the tops and bottoms | Source


beaten eggs
beaten eggs | Source
Fry Magic
Fry Magic | Source
Do both sides
Do both sides | Source

I Used Three Big Tomatoes

I used some of the egg wash to tell when my oil was ready
I used some of the egg wash to tell when my oil was ready | Source
All done. Golden brown and crispy
All done. Golden brown and crispy | Source

The Texture

If you like them a little spicy, like me, you dip them in Buffalo Wing sauce
If you like them a little spicy, like me, you dip them in Buffalo Wing sauce | Source

Some Facts

You do not peel the tomatoes. You wash them and slice them, discarding the tops with the green stem. I left my slices a little thicker and they held together better while frying.

How About You

Have you ever had Green Fried Tomatoes?

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    • LPerry60 profile image


      3 years ago from East Coast United States

      My goodness those look so delicious! I have never tried them, but I MUST after reading this.

    • Paul Edmondson profile image

      Paul Edmondson 

      3 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      That looks tasty!


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