The Barefoot Cook

Kentucky Style Fried Green Tomatoes


In my experience with these the only way to get the best flavor is to cook them in saved bacon grease. Saving bacon grease in our family goes back to my Great Grandma Prince. Our Family mostly being from the south traditions like this continue. I still save my bacon grease in a mason jar for later uses.


1/2 cup bacon grease
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 green tomato, cut into 1/4 inch slices


1. Heat the bacon grease in a large skillet over medium heat. In one small bowl, stir together the flour, panko bread crumbss and pepper. In another small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk using a fork.

2. Dip the tomato slices into the egg and milk, then coat with the dry mixture. Place the breaded tomato slices in the hot bacon grease. Cook until browned on each side, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Bacon grease burns easily, so adjust your heat if you need to.

3. Serve hot.

*Note: double or triple the recipe if serving more people


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