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southern appetizers

Fried Green Tomatoes

Biscuits & Burlap
These fried green tomatoes are lightly battered with cornmeal, buttermilk, and Cajun seasoning so the tangy tomatoes can really be the star.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern



  • Heat enough vegetable oil to fill a large skillet 1/2 inch deep. 
  • In a shallow bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, and Cajun seasoning. 
  • In another shallow bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, and hot sauce. 
  • Submerge tomato slices, one at a time, in buttermilk mixture. Allow excess to drip off. 
  • Move tomato slices, one at a time, into cornmeal mixture. Coat well and transfer to hot oil. 
  • Fry until edges begin to brown, then flip. Remove to paper towels to drain after both sides are golden brown. 
  • Serve with remoulade sauce, pimento cheese, bacon jam, or all 3!
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