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Fried green tomatoes stacked on a sliver tray with a side of remoulade sauce.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade

Traditional Fried Green Tomatoes are soaked in buttermilk, then fried in cornmeal. Served with a side of homemade remoulade, meet your new favorite recipe!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1074kcal


For the Fried Green Tomatoes:

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large green tomatoes sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon Homemade Cajun Seasoning or store-bought, optional
  • 3/4 cup corn meal
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying (to 1/4-inch deep)

For the Remoulade:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste or 3 filets minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • Worcestershire sauce to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped


To make the Fried Green Tomatoes:

  • In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk and cajun seasoning. Add tomato slices and turn until evenly coated. Set aside for 5 minutes to marinate.
  • Meanwhile, In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Working with one tomato slice at a time, remove from buttermilk and add to cornmeal, tossing to coat. 
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat oil to 375 degrees. Fry each tomato slice until golden brown on one side, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip each slice and continue frying until second side is golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.

To make the Remoulade:

  • In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, lemon juice, mustard, anchovy paste, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and stir until smooth.
  • Add salt, pepper, tabasco, and Worcestershire sauce to taste. Stir to combine and garnish with fresh parsley.


Calories: 1074kcal