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Fried Green Tomatoes with Okra

Fried Green Tomatoes with Okra and Red Tomato

  • Author: Rebecka Evans
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Cuisine: American


  1. 2 large green tomatoes, sliced thinly
  2. 1 cup chopped red tomato
  3. 1 cup fine cornmeal
  4. 1/2 pound okra, rinsed, towel-dried, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  5. 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  6. 1 cups of vegetable oil, plus 2 tablespoons

salt and pepper to taste



  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 cup vegetable oil. Heat until oil is very hot but not smoking
  • Slice green tomatoes thin and dust each side with cornmeal and fry in hot oil till crisp. Continue the same method for the remaining tomatoes. Add more oil if necessary 
  • Drain cooked green tomatoes on paper-lined plate and season with salt and pepper
  • Heat a second large skillet over medium-high. Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and a single layer of chopped okra. Cook okra until nicely browned turning several times. Remove okra from pan. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the same skillet and saute chopped onion till translucent. Add red tomatoes and cook the mixture until tomatoes are soft. About 3 minutes
  • Return okra to the pan and toss to combine. Cook mixture for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with fried green tomatoes. 


Cooking the okra separately over high heat reduces the sliminess and enhances the okra’s sweetness from caramelization

Keywords: Fried, Green Tomatoes, Okra,