For as long as I can remember, Fried Green Tomatoes have been one of my favorite summer foods. For years, I have enjoyed making them so much so that I made them for my boyfriend(now husband), Jim during his first visit to meet my parents in Louisiana!Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

A taste of the summer . . . Fried Green Tomatoes!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 4 green tomatoes, sliced into 1/4" thickness
  • cajun seasonings
  • Tobasco® sauce
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • cajun seasonings to taste
  • Crisco® for frying
  • Ranch dressing
  • Papou's Comeback sauce


  1. Season the tomato slices with cajun seasonings and Tobasco® sauce. Set aside.

  2. In a deep, large cast iron skillet, add the Crisco®. Heat over a medium-high heat until the oil reaches 350º.

  3. Meanwhile, set up three bowls with the dredging ingredients:

    1. Corn starch

    2. Buttermilk

    3. Flour, corn meal, corn starch, and cajun seasoning whisked together.

  4. Dredge one tomato slice in the corn starch, buttermilk, and flour mixture. Repeat with two more tomatoes. Fry on each side for 3 to 4 minutes until lightly brown.

    Transfer to a wire rack set over a paper-lined cookie sheet.

    Repeat with the rest of the tomatoes.

  5. Serve over arugula or leafy lettuce with Ranch dressing or Papou's comeback sauce.