Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes Gluten-Free

Fried green tomatoes are an old-fashioned Southern treat.  Traditionally, green tomatoes are sliced, rolled in corn meal, and fried.  I love the tangy flavor.  Back in my 30’s, I developed an allergy to cornmeal and switched to a flour dredging.  It’s still really good.  Then about 8 years ago, my doctor said my cholesterol was borderline high and I should stop eating fried food.  That’s when I developed my technique of breading veggies and meat, putting it on parchment paper on a cookie sheet, spraying with olive oil, and baking.  Still tasty but not fried and my cholesterol is great.  (I also strongly suggest you take fish oil daily to keep your cholesterol in check.)





Today’s recipe is oven-fried green tomatoes.  The sliced tomatoes are coated in a mix of corn meal and gluten-free flour, dipped in an egg-milk bath, and rolled in the corn meal flour mix again .

Oven Fried Green Tomatoes

Use organic when available. Serves 4


Oven Fried Green Tomatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fried green tomatoes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb green tomatoes sliced 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 egg
  • optional 1 teaspoon paprika, and/or garlic
  • olive oil spray


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix salt and pepper, corn meal, flour, and any optional seasonings in shallow bowl
  • Beat eggs and water in a shallow bowl
  • Dredge tomato slices through flour mix
  • Dip in egg mix
  • Dredge again thru flour mix
  • Place on parchment paper on baking  sheet
  • Spray with olive oil
  • Cook 10 minutes and flip slices over; spray again if needed
  • Cook another 5 to 10 minutes until coating is golden
  • Serve immediately



The fried green tomatoes can be served as an appetizer with a yogurt or buttermilk dipping sauce. It’s a great side for many entrees. I like it with a little lemon juice sprinkled on the tomatoes and ketchup.  Add it to a BLT or a salad for extra flavor and crunch.








Optional sauces


Yogurt Tahini Sauce

The yogurt tahini sauce is made with 1/3 cup tahini, 2/3 cup Greek yogurt, 3 T fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 t salt, and 1 clove garlic minced. (Many recipes call for 2 garlic cloves but that was too much for me. Adjust for your taste preference.)  This sauce is thick and can be adjusted with up to 1/3 c of water. Add a tablespoon at a time to desired consistency.  Serve yogurt sauce for dipping fried green tomatoes.


Buttermilk Sauce

Buttermilk sauce is made with 3/4 cup mayo, 3/4 cup buttermilk, 1 cup organic apple cider, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon brown sugar.   Mix brown sugar and apple cider in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Cook down until thick and syrupy. Remove from heat and let cool. In a bowl whisk mayo, buttermilk, and lime juice.  Stir in apple cider syrup.  Refrigerate 1 hour before serving with fried green tomatoes.  (based on Food Network recipe)
























I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

28 thoughts to “Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes Gluten-Free”

  1. Hi Carol, I never realised that green fried tomatoes were actually a thing. I much prefer baking than frying and when I have green some green tomatoes in the garden I’m going to have to try this recipe!


  2. I love fried green tomatoes, but I love your recipe best because it is so healthy!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. I love that this is healthy and gluten free. My mom has celiacs and southern favorites gluten-free are a blessing!

    1. I totally understand. I was raised in Tenn on a mostly fried Southern diet. Take whatever she loves, roll in gluten-free flour, put on parchment paper, spray with olive oil, and bake.

  4. Hello Carol,
    This looks like a wonderful recipe! I actually have two green tomatoes that came off a little early on the vine due to the higher winds with last weekend’s storms here in Sanger, Texas. I have a bunch of cherry tomatoes that are working on turning red, but I don’t know if the Big Guys will turn or not ~ might have been just too early. Will be giving your recipe a try!
    Thank you,
    Barb 🙂

  5. I love fried green toThanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!matoes, but it never occurred to me to oven fry them (and then I can eat them without the extra fat!) –

  6. Fried Green Tomatoes are such a classic, and I love how you have made them healthier, Carol! Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

  7. I love fried green tomatoes. A healthier version sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your recipe with SYC.

  8. I’ve always wanted to try fried green tomatoes after seeing the movie way back when, but I was never sure how to try make them. Love you recipe Carol. It;s sounds delicious and so healthy too

  9. Love the movie and always wondered what they tasted like. I’m going to have to try these. And it’s easy enough to veganize it! Thanks for the post. Saw your link at Awesome Life Party.

  10. i never thought about baking them. I’m going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty!

  11. These look so good! I have never tried green tomatoes but I will have to try. Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link-up!

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