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Fried Green Tomatoes

A vegan version of the southern classic, Fried Green Tomatoes
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Vaishali ยท Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes


  • 2 large green tomatoes , cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle the tomato slices with salt and ground black pepper and set aside.
  • 1/2 cup soymilk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal whisked with 4 tbsp of cold water. If the mixture is still too thick and gummy , add some more water for an egg-like consistency.
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal


  • Place the soymilk, flour, flax mixture and cornmeal each in four separate containers, deep and wide enough to submerge the tomato slices.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of canola or other vegetable oil in a cast-iron or non-stick skillet.
  • Dredge each slice of tomato in the soymilk, then the flour, then the flax and finally the cornmeal, and place into the hot skillet.
  • Fry on each side about 2 minutes over medium-high heat or until golden brown.
  • Remove to a dish lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil, and sprinkle with some more salt and pepper when hot, if desired.
  • I had a little extra batter left over and I also fried up a few slices of zucchini. Yum.
  • You might want to try making bhujias or pakoras with green tomatoes too. Follow
  • this recipe for the batter, dip the green tomatoes in it, and deep fry.