Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fried Green Tomatoes by Donna Fasano #Recipes #Foodie

It’s harvest time in the garden; time to pluck the last of the fresh veggies from the vine. And that mean gathering the last few tomatoes, be they plump and ripe, or hard and green. My mother used to wrap green tomatoes in newspaper and place them loosely in a cardboard box that she stored in the basement for use all through the autumn months. Here’s my recipe for fried green tomatoes. If you’ve never eaten them, give them a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Fried Green Tomatoes

2 large green tomatoes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup all purpose flour
½ tablespoon granulated onion powder
½ tablespoon granulated garlic powder
Large pinch of cayenne pepper
2 eggs
1 cup panko bread crumbs

Slice tomatoes into ¼ inch slices. Sprinkle slices with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a skillet.

Dry/wet/dry method:

In one bowl, stir together the flour, onion and garlic powders, and the cayenne pepper.

In another bowl, whisk the eggs until well scrambled.

Put the panko bread crumbs into a third bowl.

Dip the tomato slices into the flour mixture, then into the egg mixture, then into the bread crumbs (get it… dry/wet/dry).

Fry the slices until golden brown, approximately 4 minutes on each side.

Drain on paper towels.


Fried green tomatoes taste like nothing else I've ever eaten. The coating is crunchy and spicy, and the inside is firm but moist and has a slightly sour taste. Very delicious!

*New Release

I have gathered together all the recipes I’ve posted on my blog and published them in a new cookbook, Cooking In All Directions. I hope you’ll look for it.

Lemon Pepper Avocado Spread, Quinoa Salad, Italian Sausage and Kale Soup, Donna’s Carbonara, Bacon Zucchini Fritters, and Lemon Ricotta Pie are just a few of the mouth-watering recipes you’ll find in this easy-to-follow cookbook. The active Table of Contents allows you to locate any recipe quickly.

Stuffed with seventy-five delicious, unpretentious recipes, Cooking In All Directions will call to the heart of any amateur cook or food lover.

What are some of your favorite fall foods?

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USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written over 30 romance and women’s fiction novels. Her books have won awards and have sold 4 million copies worldwide. Her work is available in paperback, audiobooks, and ebooks for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, and Google Play. Learn more about her at her blog, check out her books, and connect with her on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest. She loves to hear from readers.


  1. Clever and fun cookbook, Donna. I can't wait to try your fried green tomatoes recipe!

  2. Josie, thank you for stopping by! :) I'm certainly no professional cook... not by any stretch of the imagination, but I sure do love to be in the kitchen. :)

  3. This is the first time I've ever seen the recipe made famous by the movie. Yum!

  4. These look delicious. I'll have to try them. I have a bagful of tomatoes in the refrigerator and Panko breadcrumbs in the pantry.