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Fried Green Tomatoes

Easy pan fried green tomatoes are a great side dish! Add them to a sandwich, use as a base for a salad with a fried egg on top or stack them with soft cheese and herbs for a new take on the traditional Caprese Salad.


1-2 Tablespoons cooking fat (bacon drippings, olive oil, or canola oil)

2 green tomatoes

½ cup cornmeal or masa harina

Salt and pepper (Amy’s suggestion: put more salt and pepper than you normally would)


Core the tomatoes and slice into ¼ inch slices. Season well with salt and pepper. Heat the oil until it shimmers but does not smoke. Dip each cut side of the tomato slice into the cornmeal or masa, then put into the hot oil. Cook the first side thoroughly over medium heat, until crust is crispy and tomato has begun to soften. Then turn and finish cooking the second side. Serve hot.

Submitted by Lorraine Glazar, Tucson CSA