Classic Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes are extremely popular sliced and fried crunchy bites of tangy green tomatoes. They are totally addictive and easy to make at home! For great fried appetizers, try Crispy Parmesan Fried Zucchini, Mozzarella Sticks or Onion Rings.  They are warm and crispy crowd favorites that will keep everyone happy while dinner is on…

Classic Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes are extremely popular sliced and fried crunchy bites of tangy green tomatoes. They are totally addictive and easy to make at home!

For great fried appetizers, try Crispy Parmesan Fried Zucchini, Mozzarella Sticks or Onion Rings.  They are warm and crispy crowd favorites that will keep everyone happy while dinner is on the way!

Stack of fried green tomatoes on a white plate.

Classic Fried Green Tomatoes

Green tomatoes are a great sign that fall is on its way. The cooler weather delivers an abundance of these unripe tomatoes. They are a more firm tomato with a tangy flavor that changes things up from the red tomatoes that filled the summertime menus. The juicy sweet and sour red tomatoes give way to the less moist green tomato.  Although it is not a great tomato to eat raw, it is the perfect texture to cook or pickle.  Load them up with flavorful batter and fry them for a warm and crisp bite that doesn’t collapse in the process.

Frying green tomatoes is the most common way to cook them. That’s no surprise because they are easy to make at home and taste amazing every time. Simply slice them in even sized slices, dredge through savory batter, then fry them to a crispy perfection.  Every bite is filled with an explosion of firm, sour tomato on the inside and the crunch of a perfectly seasoned crust.  Add these to your must try fall recipes, because your family will go crazy over them!

Ingredients For Green Tomatoes:

Green tomatoes start this short list of simple ingredients that make up this family favorite appetizer.  They are firm enough to hold up to the flavorful fried batter that creates a light and crispy crust.  These will be the best fried tomatoes you have ever had!

  • Green tomatoes: Firm and acidic slightly sour unripe tomatoes.
  • Oil: Canola or vegetable oil is used for frying the tomatoes.
  • Eggs: Adds a golden color and crispy texture.
  • Milk: Helps the batter stick to the tomato.
  • Flour: Adds to the crispiness of the batter and keeps it from soaking up too much oil.
  • Salt and pepper: To taste.
  • Cornmeal: Adds to the golden coating.
  • Breadcrumbs: Adds crunch and flavor to the breading.
  • Parmesan: Grated cheese will add nutty flavor to the crust.
  • Italian seasoning: A fantastic blend of seasonings. If you want to make your own use a combination of basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, sage, or coriander.

How to Fry Green Tomatoes:

These amazing bites of crispy fried green tomato are super easy to make from scratch at home.  No doubt, they are the most satisfying snack or appetizer you will make this fall!

  1. Heat oil: In a medium size saucepan add the oil until it is about 1/2 inch up the sides of the pan. Heat to medium high heat. Slice the tomatoes 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Prepare batter: In a small bowl add the eggs and whisk. Gradually add in the milk. In another small bowl add the flour, salt and pepper. In another small bowl add the cornmeal, bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Dredge: Dip each tomato slice first in the eggs, then coat in the flour, and lastly the cornmeal mix. Add the tomatoes to the pan of oil and cook for 2-3 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Finally, remove with a slotted spoon and let cool.

Green tomatoes close up.

Tips for Classic Fried Green Tomatoes:

Fried Green Tomatoes are a delicious start or side to any meal.  They are tried and true crowd-favorites that are bursting with vibrant flavor.

  • Green Tomatoes: Since the star of this recipe is the green tomato, be sure to choose tomatoes that are all green. Any red on the tomato means they have started to ripen. Red tomatoes are more moist and will interfere with the crispy crust you are trying to achieve.
  • Reheat: Warm up leftovers in a toaster or oven at a low temperature (below 350 degrees) until they are heated throughout. For best results, do not microwave or the fried tomatoes will be chewy, not crisp.
  • Cold batter and hot oil: Keep your batter cold and your oil hot to make the most crispy and light fried green tomatoes.  If the oil is too cool, the tomatoes will soak up too much oil.  However, if the oil is too hot they will burn.  To be sure your oil is just right, use a thermometer to make sure the oil stays around 350 degrees or medium-high heat.

Steps to make fried green tomatoes.

What to Serve:

Classic fried green tomatoes are so satisfying just the way they are.  It is hard not to eat them all right out of the skillet! However, they do not have to be served alone.  Actually, they pair well with many dishes.  Here are a few ideas on ways to serve these insanely delicious tomato bites.

  • Caprese Twist: These tomatoes are a fantastic way to liven up those summer Caprese recipes and transition them to fall.  For example, try a tangy twist on a Caprese salad, Farro Caprese Salad, or Chicken Caprese Macaroni and Cheese.
  • Dipping Sauce: Dip in tabasco sauce, Tzatziki Sauce or remoulade sauce for a creamy burst of flavor.
  • Serve with: While at first glance this recipe may seem like a perfect appetizer or afternoon snack, they also pair well with Eggs Benedict for breakfast or Lobster Mac and Cheese at dinnertime.
  • Buttermilk: Leave out the egg and soak tomatoes in buttermilk instead of regular milk.  Additionally, let them soak in the buttermilk for a couple of minutes before dredging them through the batter mixture.

View of finished fried green tomatoes on a tray.

Can You Make Ahead Fried Green Tomatoes?

These bite size appetizers are easy to make ahead. Simply dip them in the breadcrumb mixture and freeze until you are ready to fry them. The best way to freeze them is to place them on a baking sheet in a single layer for about 15 minutes. Then, they can be easily transferred to a Ziploc bag to continue freezing. They do not need to be thawed before frying.

Fried green tomatoes stacked on a white plate.

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  • Tzatziki Sauce
  • Grilled Coconut Lime Pineapple
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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes are extremely popular sliced and fried crunchy bites of tangy green tomatoes. They are totally addictive and easy to make at home!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword classic fried green tomatoes, fried green tomatoes, green tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 163kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • oil for frying
  • 4 green tomatoes firm
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • In a medium size saucepan add the oil until it is about 1/2 inch up the sides of the pan. Heat to medium high heat. Slice the tomatoes 1/4 inch thick.
  • In a small bowl add the eggs and whisk. Add in the milk. In another small bowl add the flour, salt and pepper. In another small bowl add the cornmeal, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese.
  • Dredge each tomato slice first in the eggs, then coat in the flour, and lastly the cornmeal mix. Add the tomatoes to the pan of oil and cook for 2-3 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and let cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg
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Irresistibly fudgy with and loaded with Tim Tams throughout and on top, these Tim Tam brownies are an absolute crowd pleaser. What’s more, they’re easy to make all in one bowl. Can’t get Tim Tams? You can use any filled cookie. This, my friends, is what a whole pack of Tim Tams combined with fudgy... Read More The post Fudgy Tim Tam Brownies appeared first on Sugar Salt Magic.

Fudgy Tim Tam Brownies

Irresistibly fudgy with and loaded with Tim Tams throughout and on top, these Tim Tam brownies are an absolute crowd pleaser. What’s more, they’re easy to make all in one bowl. Can’t get Tim Tams? You can use any filled cookie.

Top down view of a batch of 16 brownies on a sheet of white baking paper

This, my friends, is what a whole pack of Tim Tams combined with fudgy brownies looks like – my ultimate, fudgy Tim Tam Brownies. Don’t worry though. If you can’t get Tim Tams where you are, any filled biscuit / cookie, especially those covered in chocolate will work. Penguins, oreos – they all work. 

So, who doesn’t love a Tim Tam? In Australia, they’re the ultimate biscuit to have with a cuppa. Even dunked in a cuppa, used as a straw to slurp it through – Tim Tam Slam, baby. Yeah! If you haven’t tried it, do it today! Ahem, excuse me. I digress.

This recipe has been on the blog for a while now but needed an update, new photos, a more simplified recipe and a few tips so you can create these perfect fudgy, crunchy-topped brownies at home.

A stack of 2 brownies with more lying around in the background

Why this Tim Tam Brownies recipe works

  • The sugar is beaten really well with the eggs first until super light and fluffy. This step makes that perfect crisp top we all love on brownies.
  • I only use ½ cup of flour in this recipe which helps them get nice and fudgy.
  • Combination of melted butter and chocolate adds to the fudginess but also keeps them soft and tender.

Easy to make brownies

Brownies are generally pretty easy to make, including these super popular and these Chocolate Caramel Brownies – both of these start with my basic fudgy brownies recipe.

I specifically set myself a target with this recipe to make them even easier and here’s how I did it:

  • Sugar / Flour: This recipe uses only white sugar (as opposed to the combo of white and brown I would normally use). While the brown sugar normally adds some moisture, it’s not needed in this recipe due to a lower amount of flour.
  • Cocoa: I’ve also skipped my favourite dutch processed cocoa in favour of regular unsweetened cocoa. Most everyone has regular cocoa in the pantry but not always the dutched version. The two are interchangeable in this recipe so use whichever you have on hand.

Let the brownies cool completely to room temperature before cutting into them. Once they’re sliced, they’re best served at room temperature or warmed up with a dollop of ice cream on top.

A batch of 12 brownies on a sheet of white baking paper. Some Tim Tam biscuits in the background

Do I have to use Tim Tams?

If you can’t get Tim Tams, while I feel bad for you, you can still make these brownies. You could easily turn these into Oreo brownies or for that matter, use any filled cookie. If it’s chocolate coated, even better.

If you can get Tim Tams, rejoice and pick whichever flavour you love most. I’m a Double Coat person myself.

Half a pack of Tim Tams are used inside and another half on top. Chop them roughly but not too small.

How to store brownies

These brownies store well at room temperature or in the fridge, in an airtight container for 5-6 days.

You can freeze these brownies for up to 3 months as well. Wrap them in plastic wrap or bag them before placing them inside an airtight container.

Two stacks of brownies sitting on a sheet of baking paper

So what’s your favourite Tim Tam flavour. If you make these Tim Tam brownies, rate it and leave a comment below telling me what biscuits / cookies you used.

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Fudgy Tim Tam Brownies

Irresistibly fudgy with and loaded with Tim Tams throughout and on top, these Tim Tam brownies are an absolute crowd pleaser. What’s more, they’re easy to make all in one bowl. Can’t get Tim Tams? You can use and filled cookie.
Course Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine American, Australian
Keyword cookie brownies, fudgy brownies, tim tam brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Author Marie Roffey

Ingredients

  • 85 g unsalted butter (3/4 stick / 3oz)
  • 75 g dark (50-70%) chocolate, roughly chopped (2.6oz)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar (200g / 7oz)
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 65 g plain (all-purp) flour (1/2 cup / 2.3oz)
  • 33 g unsweetened cocoa (1/3 cup / 1.1oz)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pack Tim Tams (or other cookies) roughly chopped (200g / 11 biscuits)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / 160C fan forced. Grease and line an 8x8 inch square baking tin with baking paper.
  • Place the butter and chocolate in a heat proof bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each until melted and smooth. Set aside.
  • Place the sugar and eggs in a large bowl. Whisk with an electric beater for around 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy (or in a stand mixer with whisk attachment)
  • Add the melted chocolate and butter and beat to combine.
  • Sift over the plain flour, cocoa and salt and stir through half way with a spatula.
  • Add half the Tim tams and finish stirring to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and top randomly with the remaining Tim tam pieces.
  • Bake for around 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with some sticky crumbs on it (see notes).

Notes

  1. Any flavour Tim Tams will work,
  2. You can also substitute the Tim Tams for any filled cookie - even better if they're chocolate coated (measure them by weight)

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