A beloved 90s film as well as a delicious summer treat, fried green tomatoes are crispy, juicy, and delicious. A Southern specialty, the cornmeal and flour-coated green tomatoes are fried in hot oil and taste best fresh out of the skillet. Check out these 9 recipes feature fried green tomatoes for an inspiring and summery addition to any meal.
1. Classic Fried Green Tomatoes
This is a great basic recipe for a great fried green tomato made with cornmeal. The buttermilk, baking soda, egg, and baking powder batter add texture and crunch to the coating. Get the recipe here.
2. Fried Green Tomato BLT
This BLT is a real mouthful – take a few thick-cut slabs of bacon and make a picture-perfect BLT topped with a fried green tomato (or two). Use thick slices of whole wheat bread to sop up all the tomato juices. Get the recipe here.
3. Fried Green Tomato Bacon Burger
Panko breading and a Cajun mayonnaise made out of Cajun seasoning, sour cream, white vinegar, and a teaspoon of Dijon mustard make for one delicious burger. Serve at a family BBQ and leave out the beef for a quick vegetarian solution. Get the recipe here.
4. Fried Green Tomato and Pimento Cheese Hot Dog
A traditional hot dog topped with fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese is the ultimate indulgence. Make sure you get all the ingredients in one big bite for the full taste sensation. Get the recipe here.
5. Fried Green Tomato Po’ Boy
Get a loaf of French bread to start things off right and garnish with pickles, potato chips, anything your heart desires. Add in lettuce, red onions, and remoulade sauce for a special touch. Get the recipe here.
6. Exotic Fried Green Tomatoes
Ground pistachios are mixed with breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper are mixed together for a special breading for the green tomatoes. Shredded mozzarella melted on top makes things even more delicious. Get the recipe here.
7. Fried Green Tomato Pie
This pie recipe is like one giant fried green tomato. Topped with breadcrumbs and a creamy remoulade sauce, the garlic and cayenne add a pleasing kick to the recipe. Get the recipe here.
8. Cornmeal Fried Green Tomatoes
A healthy Mediterranean take on classic fried green tomatoes, these are so good you can serve them alone for a summer appetizer or hors d’oeuvres. Using only cornmeal as a light coating, this recipe lets the quality of the green tomatoes really shine through. Get the recipe here.
9. Fried Green Tomato Pizza
These fried green tomatoes have added Cajun seasoning and dried thyme and are used as the perfect pizza topping along with a spicy hot sauce. Cook the pizza until golden brown and make sure that every slice has a tomato on it before serving. Get the recipe here.
Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy is a New York City–based food writer and editor at Penguin who has worked on and recipe-tested several cookbooks. She is currently in search of NYC's best ramen, and is one of the few people who admit to disliking brunch.