4 green tomatoes, washed, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1/4 c. of flour
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 c. cornmeal
1/2 c. milk
1 t. salt
1 beaten egg
Canola oil or olive oil

Combine cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper in a shallow platter or plate. Beat egg and add milk. Dip sliced green tomatoes in egg mixture and then coat with cornmeal mixture. Heat oil about 1 inch deep in a frying pan. Drop coated tomato slices into hot oil. Avoid over-handling and turn tomatoes once when browned on the first side. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot. Good with fried fish and potatoes.

Hi there kitchenwitch…

this is a great tasting recipe… It was certainly Deja Vu, when I read it! :lol: :lol:

Great minds think alike, eh? :lol: :lol:

B-man :lol:

Hey B-man & Kitchenwitch:

Try this dip with your Fried Green Tomatoes. It is wonderful. This is the only dip that I use now.

Red Pepper Mayo dip:

1 Red Pepper Roasted, Peeled & Seeded
1 Cup of Mayo
½ Cup Sour Cream
2 Cups Onions, chopped (white and Green Part)
1 TBSP Capers
2 TBSP shredded Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Finely chop or pulse pepper in food processor

Add remaining ingredients & refrigerate at least 4 hours best overnight

BetK :wink:

Hi BetK…

Sounds like a great dip!. …and Kitchenwitch…you and I will have to give this dip a whirl, on our tomato treat. It was great to see someone else that enjoys Fried green Tomatoes! I got a real chuckle out of Kitchenwitch’ post…I thought…finally, someone else that likes that recipe. The usual response I get when encouraging folks that I know to try them, is “Not … that sounds awful” or some other such response that I can’t post for reasons that would prove to be offensive. But, when I do manage to get someone to actually “try” a sample, it usually involves suprise, and instant conversion! :lol: Truth is, they are great! And, it was great to see the recipe post again…maybe between Kitchenwitch and I we can “convert” more folks to this simple but wonderful treat! What do yah think Kitchenwitch? I’m up to the challenge. :lol: Thanks for the Dip recipe Betk…I will give it a whirl on the fried green tomatoes. Regards,


Fried Green Tomatoes

Here in Mississippi, you are in the minority if you don’t eat fried green tomatoes.

Here is my family’s favorite recipe.

3-4 large green tomatoes, sliced 1/4" thick
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt/Pepper to taste

Dredge tomatoes in above mixture that has been mixed together. Fry 3-4 minutes on each side and drain on paper towels (or large brown paper bags). Do not crowd the skillet, leave approximately 1/2" between each piece. Keep warm in a low temp oven until all are ready to serve. Serve with hot sauce if desired. We just love to salt again and eat. Some people prefer to have a lightly beaten egg in a separate bowl and dip tomato slice in that before dredging in the dry mixture. This is pretty good too.


1 clove garlic, minced
½ c. fresh basil leaves
½ c. mayonnaise
1 T. lemon juice
¾ c. dry breadcrumbs
1 ¼ t. salt
½ t. pepper
¼ t. cumin
2 lbs. sliced green tomatoes - ½-inch thick
¾ c. flour
2 eggs
¼ c. canola oil
12 cherry tomatoes

Puree garlic, basil, mayo and juice until smooth. Cover; refrigerate. Combine crumbs and seasonings. Sprinkle tomato slices with salt. Coat with flour, shake off excess. Dip in egg, coat with crumbs. Heat oil and fry until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Drain. Serve with cherry tomatoes and basil mayonnaise.


½ c. Parmesan
¼ c. chopped fresh basil
¼ c. fine dry breadcrumbs
3 bacon slices, crumbled
8 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
½ t. salt
½ t. pepper

Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and pepper; place on lightly greased foil-lined sheet. Spoon mixture evenly over halves. Broil 5 inches from heat for 7 to 8 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve hot.


I always look forward to the first red tomatoes of the season because I know that soon I can fry up some green ones. It’s a sin here in KY to fry a green tomato before you have ample time to eat some red ones. But when I do fry them, I always serve them with this dip. I hope that you and Kitchenwitch enjoy it.

I’m looking forward to trying some of the other versions posted here. Thanks to everyone who joined in on this one.

BetK :wink:


I had never heard of fried green tomatoes… interesting! my mother in law had just given me green tomatoes from her garden and i was wodering what i was going to do with them… now i know! thanks! =)

BetK and B-Man -

I tried the dip and I enjoyed it! I am also “tweaking” it as well. Keep you posted!

Sounds great Kitchenwitch… I’m really looking forward to your modified dip post. We planted our tomatoes late this year…and I managed to “raid” the green tomato section in the last couple of days. So this will be perfect timing! Thanks,

B-man :wink: