Fried Green Tomatoes


  • 3 or 4 large firm green tomatoes
  • salt
  • 2 cups oil
  • 1 cup soy or almond milk
  • egg replacer for 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour


  • Slice tomatoes (about 1/4-inch thick) and sprinkle with salt on both sides.
  • Place tomato slices in a colander for 25-30 minutes. (This allows the salt to pull the water out of the tomatoes)
  • Mix milk and egg replacer.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan
  • Dip the tomatoes into milk mixture, then coat with flour.
  • Deep-fry until golden brown.

20 Responses to “Fried Green Tomatoes”

  1. kate wilson January 31, 2012 at 11:24 AM #

    I’ve heard of fried green tomatoes, but never seen a recipe – we tend to make chutney with our green tomatoes in England. So, thank you 🙂

    • Jeanne Marshall October 17, 2013 at 3:08 PM #

      I love fired green tomatoes. There was even a restaurant named for them in Charlotte. Although a Southern dish, we ate fried green tomatoes in PA (my home state). We also made chutney, but the fried green tomatoes were a very tasty way to use up a lot of the fall tomatoes. We used egg and milk batter,a s we were not vegan then.

  2. Corina January 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM #

    I keep coming across loads of recipes online for green tomatoes but they’re something we hardly ever seen in England. I may never get to try these bu they look lovely and crunchy on the outside.

  3. mskristiina February 3, 2012 at 1:18 AM #

    Do you think they would work with a GF flour? Has anyone ever tried? The look amazing!

    • TheSouthernVegan February 3, 2012 at 1:29 AM #

      I have tried with GF flour and it works great. I would suggest using half GF flour and half cornmeal. Another option is using GF breadcrumbs. Enjoy 🙂


      • gwen wilson August 19, 2017 at 4:41 PM #

        what is gf flour

  4. David February 7, 2012 at 2:14 PM #

    I am looking into a Vegan lifestyle and saw this recipe. I thought milk wasn’t part of the Vegan diet. Is there a substitute for milk that I could use for this recipe?

    • TheSouthernVegan February 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM #

      Hi David! You are correct, milk is not a part of the vegan diet. I personally prefer almond milk over soy milk, but either works great in this recipe! Enjoy 🙂

      • gwen wilson August 19, 2017 at 4:47 PM #

        what egg substitute do you use I am a new vegan can you use egg substitute

    • VAL June 13, 2013 at 2:43 PM #

      Soy or almond milk, which is called for in the recipe is a vegan alternative milk product.

    • gwen wilson August 19, 2017 at 4:41 PM #

      almond milk

  5. sparkleigh April 27, 2012 at 2:33 AM #

    These look delicious! Reminds me of some pickled green tomatoes I had a week or so ago. Those are amazing! By the way, I wanted to let you know I like your blog and have nominated you for an award. 🙂

  6. Stephanie Watson August 4, 2013 at 6:07 AM #

    which egg replacer did you use for these?

  7. Teresa July 23, 2014 at 1:28 AM #

    I have always used white cornmeal for fried green tomatoes and am from the South. I have not always been vegan. I am wondering about coconut milk instead as it is thicker and has the consistency more of buttermilk which is what I used to use for this. Stephanie, I would suggest the one from Whole Foods though I am going to try a T of cornstarch instead as I have used that for vegan recipes and works nicely as it does not add flavor unlike some.

    • Jennifer February 3, 2016 at 5:24 PM #

      I used to use evaporated milk since it’s thicker. Now, use almond milk that I’ve reduced by about half. It’s about the same thickness and doesn’t have as strong a flavor as coconut milk.

  8. jeff November 4, 2014 at 7:43 AM #

    the recipe lacks the cornmeal that the pictures seem to show?

    • jeff November 4, 2014 at 7:44 AM #

      ooops, didn’t read all the replies to the comments…..

  9. Tunisia November 13, 2015 at 4:10 PM #

    This looks delish! I may have to try this one too!

  10. tarren October 15, 2017 at 7:26 AM #

    i know this may sound crazy but where do they selll green tomatoes????

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