Fried Tomatoes with Goat Cheese

Make sure the tomatoes are really green, with no touch of red, for best results. Serve these hot with a knife and fork.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 3 large green tomatoes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1⁄4 cup buttermilk
  • 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
  • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil
  • 1⁄3 cup goat cheese


  • Cut tomatoes into 1⁄3-inch slices; discard ends. In shallow bowl, combine egg and buttermilk and whisk to combine. On plate, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and pepper and mix well.
  • Place olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, dip tomato slices into egg mixture, then into cornmeal mixture to coat. Place carefully in oil and fry, turning once, until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Drain fried tomatoes on paper towels, season with salt and pepper. Top each with a bit of goat cheese. Serve immediately.