Fried green tomatoes are a Southern classic—tart, un-ripened tomatoes coated in a cornmeal batter and deep-fried. If you haven’t tried them, you’ve got to add them to your to-taste list—we think you’re really going to like them.
Down South, you’ll often find them in the appetizer section of many restaurant menus, but if you go into a Southern cook’s kitchen, you’ll find they’re much more versatile than that. They work as a side dish, on a sandwich, in a salad, and about a million other ways. We figured we’d celebrate this acclaimed Southern recipe by sharing six ways to enjoy them, including a healthier oven-fried version for those of you avoiding the deep fryer.
So whether you enjoy them on a burger, in your brunch, or all by themselves, we hope you’ll start incorporating this Southern dish a bit more often. Happy eating!