Stir-Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

This is a surprising and delicious way to use up the green tomatoes that would otherwise be wasted by the first frost. Firm, tart-sweet green tomatoes are a late-season treat and this recipe is so easy to make. Helen Nearing truly did write the book on how to cook and eat simply but very, very well. This recipe is one of her classics.

3 green tomatoes, sliced
3 tablespoons wholewheat flour or fine cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Pinch of oregano
Pinch of curry powder
2 tablespoons oil
Handful of chopped parsley

1. Dip tomato slices in mixture of flour, herbs and curry.

2. Place slices in oiled skillet and simmer over low fire until lightly browned on both sides but still firm.

3. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Serves 4.

Adapted from Simple Food for the Good Life by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Helen Nearing. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from Simple Food for the Good Life by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1999).


Jacqueline S.
Jacqueline S4 years ago

The herbs are an interesting addition. Def will try.

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ
Sonia M4 years ago

Good recipe,thanks for sharing

Joy S.
Joy s4 years ago

Will try them this way...have never added the herbs.

Val M.
Val M4 years ago


Nancy M.
N M4 years ago

Never tried this before so will give it a go as sounds tasty.

Robert O.
Robert O4 years ago

Thanks Annie.

Sandi C.
Sandi C4 years ago

anybody ever see the movie?

Sandi C.
Sandi C4 years ago

love fried green tomatoes.

Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeck4 years ago

Didnt sound like my cup of tea, but hey ya never know until you tried it,( oh well- sometimes you do ;))

Thanks for sharing!

Nelson Baker
Nelson Baker4 years ago

I like fried green tomatoes.