When I was at the farmers on the weekend I came across some green tomatoes which was perfect as I had just seen a recipe for a fried green tomato parmesan on Christies Corner that I had wanted to try. I like fried green tomatoes and I like a nice eggplant parmesan and I really liked the sound of combining the two. How could you go wrong with crispy fried tangy green tomatoes smothered in a tasty tomato sauce and drowned in melted cheese? Luckily I had some frozen marinara sauce that I had made earlier so the fried green tomato parmesan was as easy as frying the tomatoes, covering them with the marinara sauce and cheese and baking it all until the cheese was nice and melted and golden brown. The tangy fried green tomatoes worked really well in the parmesan dish and I liked the texture that the corn meal crust added to the dish. I wonder what other things can be used in ‘parmesan’ dishes like this? I am going to have to do some experimenting.
Fried Green Tomato Parmesan
- 2 green tomatoes (sliced 1/4 inch thick)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1/4 cup corn meal
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 cups quick marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (grated)
- 1/4 cup parmigiano-reggiano (grated)
- Season the tomato slices with salt and pepper.
- Dredge the tomatoes slices in the flour, then dip them in the egg and finally dredge them in the corn meal and flour mixture.
- Fry the tomato slices in the oil until golden brown on both sides, about 1-3 minutes per side.
- Place the fried green tomato slices on the bottom of a baking pan.
- Spread the marinara sauce on top of the fried green tomato slices.
- Spread the cheese on top of the marinara sauce.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the cheese is golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
This looks so delicious, and unique. I have never seen anything like this but if I love eggplant parmesan and chicken parmesan, why not Fried Green Tomato Parmesan?? I bet the texture of the crispy fried tomato is perfect with the creamy melted cheese!
I hate to confess it but I've never had fried green tomatoes – and with your Italian twist I now feel compelled to cook this! Not to mention how tasty this looks and I have some frozen marinara sauce waiting…
maybelle's mom says
this is my favorite dish you have made recently.
What a good idea! I love fried green tomatoes, but they are so tangy on their own. I bet the marinara and cheese tones down the tang a bit and makes a yummy dinner!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Oh, that looks terrific! A nice combination!
Cooking with Michele says
What else? I think just about anything tastes good cooked in this style – you're making me salivate!
Love that ultra cheesy looking meal!
Kevin, this Fried Green Tomato Pamesan looks delicious. You have so many great recipes…thanks
It reminds me of that movie, fried green tomatoes. Sounds wonderful with parmesan.
Nina Timm says
Only you can take an already delicious fried green tomato one notch up and make it look this good!!! You are a genius!!!
You are right…you can never go wrong with fried stuff 🙂 It looks delicious.
Hey this is a nice twist to the usual fried green tomatoes!
I really need to find me some green tomatoes to fry! A trip to whole foods is in order.
Charmian @ Christie's Corner says
So glad you gave this idea a try! Love how versatile the green tomatoes are!
Just when you think fried green tomatoes can't get any better you smother them in cheese! Awesome! Great photos! Love your blog!
Gourmand Bazar says
Hi! First time I come to your blog! Big surprise! Such creative recipes you're doing! I was looking for a green tea recipe, and I found your " Green Tea White Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies "! That seems to be so delicious so I took the recipe to taste it! I will come back to your blog! That's great! Mine is in french, If you wanna visit it!
Love the blog! As for what else goes well in "parmesan" form, I really like zucchini cooked that way, and I think sweet potato or butternut squash could also be interesting (the sweet-salty combo gets me every time).
Fantastic! Kevin, this is truly a drool worthy recipe.
You've done the most brilliant things with green tomatoes. I say, you open a restaurant and call it 'Green Tomatoes' or something to that effect 🙂 Nice work!
Mrs. L says
My mom reads your blog. I expect her to e-mail me any minute to ask me to make this for her…she loves her fried green tomatoes!
Morta Di Fame says
I love this! First it mixes the dirty dirty and the Italian. And green tomatoes are really just like eggplants. The first time I fried up some fried green tomatoes, I was so compelled to Italianize it, with some parmesan and parsley in the batter. A friend joked to make this and it seems like such a good idea. Well you did it! Well done! Next, chicken fried steak alla parmagianna!
[email protected] says
I've never had fried green tomatoes. I know that's ridiculous but the whole parmesan thing is such a great idea.
I love this idea! Very creative and it sounds delicious!
I have never tried Fried Green Tomatoes, and of course I missed getting any green tomatoes this year.
But anything covered in sauce & cheese is a winner in my book!
this was great! i made a version of this last night and we loved it!!!
i did eggplant and green tomatoes. i can't wait to make it in the summer when green tomatoes are more available!
The Irondale Cafe aka The Whistle Stop Cafe from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes has been making Fried Green Tomato Parmesan for years & it is out of this world delicious!
The cafe has been in business since 1928 in Irondale, AL.
click here says
I made this pie for Thanksgiving. It was a huge hit! Definitely the most delicious thing I had all day! It was my most successful attempt at making pecan pie. I have made one for Thanksgiving for the last few years and they usually turn out soft and runny. The oats in this recipe soak up the extra corn syrup and usual runny nature of the homemade pecan pie. It was a perfect pie. I wish I had made more then one! It went too fast!