Cast Iron Fried Green Tomatoes

This southern classic is a perfect fit for your cast iron skillet.

Start To Finish Time:
50 mins
36 slices


  • 1 ½ cup cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed, or parsley

  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 pound green tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • Canola oil

  • 1 recipe Spicy Remoulade Sauce

Spicy Remoulade Sauce

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise or light mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped dill pickles, pickle relish, or chopped capers

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped green onion or shallots

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon or stone-ground mustard

  • 2 teaspoon Cholula® hot sauce or ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. In a shallow dish stir together cornmeal, salt, basil, and pepper. In another shallow dish beat eggs with a fork. Dip tomato slices into eggs, then into cornmeal mixture, turning to coat.

  2. In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet heat 1/2 inch oil over medium to 350°F. Working in batches, cook tomato slices in hot oil 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, turning once. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Serve with Spicy Remoulade Sauce.

Spicy Remoulade Sauce

  1. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Fried Green Tomato Po'Boys

Split baguette-style French bread or hoagie buns and spread with Spicy Remoulade Sauce. Fill with Fried Green Tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and crisp-cooked bacon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
31g Fat
27g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 578mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 40.9mg 205%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 449mg 10%
Folate, total 29.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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