Fried Green Tomatoes [GF Option!]

To all our hopeful gardeners out there – IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT.

Sometimes, a tomato just wants to stay green. And that’s okay.

But that’s no reason to turn them away from your kitchen table! Fried green tomatoes are a delicious side to any meal, particularly when paired with a spicy, healthy cream dip, which cuts the salty-acidity of the tomatoes and heats it up with delicious spiciness.

Totally Pointless Trivia:

The movie Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) with Cathy Bates, Jessica Tandy and Mary Stuart Masterson is one of this writer's all-time favourite movies, and inspired this particular dish.

This dish is one of those "just like mama used to make" dishes. Comforting, warm, vegetarian without being unattainable and can be easily transformed into a vegan-friendly dish.

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Makes 2 Servings

Time: 30 minutes

Calories per serving: (Regular version) 355 / (GF version) 265


A sharp knife

A cutting board

A well oiled medium-large frying pan or skillet

2 small plates

1 bowl


2 large green tomatoes (or 3-4 small green tomatoes), sliced ¼ inch thick

1 egg

¼ milk (non-dairy okay too!)

1 tsp of lemon

½ cup flour (for GF, we recommend either chickpea flour or corn flour as these fry well, but nearly any type will work)

¼ cup corn flour

¼ cup bread crumbs or panko (for GF, we recommend 2 tablespoons of almond flour and 2 tablespoons of coconut flour)