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Fried Green Tomatoes, Black Pepper Herbed Biscuits and the Ashville Food & Wine Festival

Fried Green Tomatoes with a touch of heat usher in the early summer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 1 large green tomato or 2 small ones
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour for dredging
  • 1 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons oil for frying


  • Slice tomatoes. Salt. Allow to sit for five minutes.
  • Carefully wipe salt away, dredge in flour, then buttermilk, then panko bread crumbs. You have the option of just buttermilk and then flour.
  • Fry at medium high heat, 350 degrees until golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.