Book of Six © Less Than Six Ingredients for Fried Green Tomatoes

Step 1 – grow or purchase green tomatoes

Recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes – Less Than Six ingredients

a Tasty Southern Treat

  1. 4 – 6 Green Tomatoes
  2. Salt and Pepper to taste
  3. Cornmeal (or flour)
  4. 1/4 Cup vegetable oil

Step 1 – Grow or purchase green tomatoes.  In the fall before the frost, they are widely available.

Step 2 – Slice tomatoes into 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick slices

Step 3 – Salt and pepper to taste

Step 4 – Dredge in cornmeal

Step 5 – Fry on medium heat about 3 minutes ; carefully turn and cook other side for about 3 minutes

Step 3 – Salt and Pepper to Taste

Step 4 – Dredge in Cornmeal

Step -5 – Fry ’em up

Yum – Enjoy!

Fried Green Tomatoes is a Southern treat and staple.  In the fall, in particular, with an abundant crop of green tomatoes and frost on the way threatening the crop; frying ’em up is just the ticket.  A tasty treat with any meal, Fried Green Tomatoes will warm your heart and tummies.

Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening with Confidence™

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Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum


  1. Gardening said

    I tried this out just out of curiosity and guess what, the dish was really yummy.
    I liked it…

  2. Thanks, Helen! I’ve got some lovely green brandywines that will be breakfast this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving sweetie, big hugs to your beautiful family! llsxoxo

  3. Betsy Megalos said

    I also like that it is Flour Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and practically Carefree… Great idea Helen… you should have a book!

  4. One of my favorite end of season southern foods. Yum, yum.~~Dee

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