Ranchy Fried Green Tomatoes

READY IN: 17mins
Recipe by Nyteglori

A slightly different twist on an old classic. If you like a tarter taste use really green tomatoes. For a bit sweeter and less tart taste use ones that have pinked slightly.

Top Review by Domestic Goddess

I made this for lunch today, but was disapointed as to how they turned out. While in the middle of preping and frying the tomatoes, I did dredged the tomatoes in an egg/buttermilk mixture first, before coating the tomatoes in the flour/ranch mixture, to improve the texture, plus I also sprinkled some black pepper on both sides of the tomatoes. I thought the ranch dressing mix would give these fried tomatoes a good flavor, but in the end it did not, so to make these a bit more flavorable, I topped the fried tomatoes with a bit of bottled ranch dressing, which made these taste a lot better. One more thing, I would not recommend using tomatoes that are slight pink, as they just end up getting mushy. Nyteglori, I'm sorry I wasn't able to give this recipe a better review.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -6 medium green tomatoes
  • 34 cup flour
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 12 cup oil (more if needed)


  1. Slice tomatoes; thin for crisper slices or thick for softer slices.
  2. Mix ranch dressing and flour. I like the peppercorn dressing mix for this if you can find it.
  3. Dredge tomato slices in flour mixture.
  4. Fry in hot oil, until golden, turn over and repeat.

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