Fried Green Tomatoes with Salsa

For the first time I saw green tomatoes in the Sens farmers’ market!  When I started to look a them, the helpful stall owner told me how they should be prepared; as a kind of spiced and pickled relish in a jar.  I thanked her and told her that I intended to fry them as they do in the Southern part of the United States.  She was interested and we had a pleasant conversation, both vowing to try each others recipe.

I seasoned the slices with salt and pepper, then coated them with flour, egg and bread crumbs before deep frying.

Earlier, I had made an easy tomato salsa and refrigerated it.  I guess I didn’t take a picture of it but these things happen 🙂

Fresh Ripe Tomato Salsa

3 ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped

2 red spring onion bulbs, finely chopped

1 large garlic clove, finely chopped

1 long, fresh, green chilli for babies (mild), seeded and chopped

1 handful cilantro leaves, chopped

1 tsp sugar

Juice from one lime

Salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to use.

Fried Green Tomatoes

4-5 large green tomatoes, sliced

Salt and pepper


2 eggs, beaten

Bread crumbs

Peanut oil for deep frying

Season the tomato slices with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour.  Dip the floured slices in the beaten egg, then coat with bread crumbs.  Heat the oil in a heavy skillet, then fry the slices until golden brown.  Serve with salsa.





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13 Responses to Fried Green Tomatoes with Salsa

  1. Mad Dog says:

    That’s a good one to try on the French neighbours – I think they’d taste good with hot Camembert.

  2. juhlman1 says:

    My mother (eastern Canadian) liked to make Fried Green Tomatoes. She also made a pickled green tomato, which I also do. You can view a similar recipe to the one I make each fall called Nova Scotia Green Tomato Chow (google). It is especially delicious with fish cakes.

  3. jmcheney says:

    Mama used yellow cornmeal with egg for the coating in my Kentucky childhood. Fried green tomatoes are delicious & I’ll make some tonight with those last tomatoes that weren’t ripe before the heavy frosts of the past week. Yours are pretty with the salsa topping.

  4. These look beautiful!

  5. PlumGaga says:

    I love fried green tomatoes, but I’d never even heard of pickling them until a friend from Georgia sent me a jar last week.

  6. Hi Rosemary
    Blast from the past… we’ve been trying to contact you with regard to Nancy and family moving to Philadelphia at the beginning of next year. We wanted to ask your advice. Tried to contact you via email but maybe you’ve changed your address. Jenny’s email is and mine is Looking forward to hearing from you, Roger

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