Mawmaw’s Simple Fried Green Tomatoes

Tomatoes still on the vine at the end of the season can be used in a variety of ways, one of the more common is Fried Green Tomatoes (or baked, if you prefer. Place prepared tomatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet.) Use your own green tomatoes or include green tomatoes with your purchases at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market this Saturday.



  1. Place tomato slices in a bowl of ice water; soak for about 5 minutes.
  2. Heat about 1/2 inch of canola oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Combine cornmeal and flour in a bowl.
  4. Remove tomato slices from ice water, one at at time, and coat lightly in the cornmeal mixture; shake off any excess. Place in the hot oil.
  5. Cook tomato slices, working in batches, until edges are golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle lightly with salt.


  • Prep 10 m Cook 30 m Ready In 45 m