Fried green tomato - Texas Style!
Fried green tomato – Texas Style!

I love to make fried green tomatoes for my mom; it’s one of her favorite dishes. I used to make them regular southern-style, but now I make them Texas style.

It’s easy, and so good. Mom doesn’t want them any other way now.


One large green tomato, the kind grown to fry, not just an unripe tomato
2 tablespoons cooking oil
One cup flour
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
One egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Texas Pepper Jelly, any flavor. I used Peach Habanero for Mom’s supper tonight.
Dash salt
Dash pepper

What to do?

Put the flour, corn meal, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well
Put the egg, Pepper Jelly, and milk in a small bowl and mix well
Put the oil in a large frying pan and turn the burner on to medium
Slice the tomato; I usually end up with six slices

Dip each slice in the Pepper Jelly mixture, and then in the flour mixture. Pat down and make sure both sides of each slice are well coated with the flour mixture.

Place the slices in the hot oil and fry each side until brown and crisp. Serve immediately.

There aren’t usually any leftovers, but if there are, thirty seconds in the microwave the next day are enough to create a second-day side dish or snack.

This recipe works well without the pepper jelly, but if you have some on hand, the additional ingredient turns simple southern fried green tomatoes into TEXAS STYLE fried green tomatoes. The difference is amazing.


P.S. If you’re out of Texas Pepper Jelly, you can order some more right here.

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