Granny's Fried Green Tomatoes

Total Time
1hr 28mins
Prep 8 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

A southern staple! These are the best!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice tomatoes 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper.
  3. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Mix cornmeal and flour well.
  5. Coat tomato slices with cornmeal mixture.
  6. Heat oil over medium heat.
  7. Fry tomatoes for 4 minutes per side, until tender and golden brown.
  8. Drain on paper towels.


Most Helpful

Terrific, great, fantastic!!!! I used a mixture butter and peanut oil, as needed, in the pan to fry the slices. The lemon pepper was wondeful with the green tomato, great combination. I also liked using the addition of flour with the cornmeal. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Judy-Jude September 01, 2003

I picked this recipe because it had all the ingredients I normally have on hand. No buttermilk. Simple and delicious. I have made it a couple of times already. Sorry the review was late. Will probably make it a couple of more times before the tomatoes are gone for the year!

Chef Booshman August 10, 2013

These were very good. I actually was out of lemon pepper, so I substituted Everyday Seasoning. I was struggling to have enough cornflour/flour coating stay on the tomatoes until I read the review stating to coat, then dip in egg, then coat again. Those turned out wonderful!

GoVols September 14, 2014

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