Southern-Style Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Remoulade Sauce Recipe Video

This video recipe for the southern classic, fried green tomatoes, was made using the giant green tomatoes picked at the Wild Boar Farms tasting. They almost went unpicked when we felt how hard they still were, but then the idea for a green, green fried tomato came to mind. I always assumed that this recipe was nothing more than a way to use up those unripe green tomatoes before winter's chill, but, origins aside, it's interesting, uniquely flavored, and surprisingly light for a fried item. I've always had a bad attitude about this recipe thanks to the movie of the same name. I'll pretty much go and see any movie with food in the title, figuring that even if the movie stinks, at least it will have food in it. So, you can image my disappointment that the movie didn't have very much green fried tomatoes information in it. What it did have was women talking to each other about other women talking to each other - and talking, and talking. Anyway, I've gotten over it, and can now enjoy this recipe without thinking about whether Ninny was really Idgie, or not. I hope you can find some large green tomatoes, and give this recipe a try. Enjoy!


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexAverageServings2
VegetarianMain Ingredient


For recipe ingredients, please refer to the video.


For recipe directions, please refer to the video.

Editors Review

Southerners love fried green tomatoes. They are crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside and they go so well with beans and eggs, grilled fish, barbecued meats, fried chicken, and just about any kind of food. Chef John adds his personal touch by serving them with a dollop of spicy-sweet relish or southern style remoulade sauce; which makes them more delicious than ever. So next time you have large, unripe green tomatoes and do not know what to do with them, this is exactly what you should do!


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shantihhh says :

Thanks John! Such a great old American tomato recipe! I am only growing 50 varieties this year. Love the cayenne or sometimes use white pepper! Cornmeal gives the great crunchy texture. I am out here in the sun-25 miles east of SF!!!!! So many tomatoes now. YUM!
Posted on: 25 August 2009 - 7:54pm

T. Sinclair says :

The directions were extremely easy to follow. I tried this recipe and they came out perfect and very tasty! The sauce rocked. My boyfriend wanted to dip everything on his plate into it.
Posted on: 23 August 2009 - 10:24pm