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Fried Green Tomatoes + How to Make Beer-Free Batter

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Fried green tomatoes are made super quick and easy with this beer-free batter!

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: about 20 slices 1x


  • 4 green tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cups All Purpose flour
  • 1 cup tonic water
  • salt, to taste
  • peanut or vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a deep fryer or skillet with 1″ of oil, heat the oil to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, 1 cup flour, tonic water and salt. The batter should be like a thin cake batter, but add more flour as needed.
  3. Dip each slice of green tomato in the batter, letting the excess drip off, and place in the hot oil.
  4. Fry for 30-45 seconds and flip, frying for another 30 seconds or until golden brown.
  5. Remove to paper towel lined plate to drain.
  6. Serve warm with ranch dressing, pimento cheese or dip of choice.



  • deep fryer or skillet
  • instant read thermometer
  • medium mixing bowl
  • slotted spoon
  • Author: Sarah | Away From the Box
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian