Oven-Baked “Fried” Green Tomatoes

Nicolette Stramara

by | Updated: September 27th, 2021

This crispy comfort food is trading in bacon grease for avocado oil and headed for the oven instead of the cast-iron skillet. That’s right, these fried green tomatoes aren’t fried at all! This oven-baked, whole-wheat variation doesn’t compromise crunch or zest. Chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper are mixed with whole-wheat flour for full flavor. Tomato slices are double coated in breading for ample texture. Grab some firm, underripe tomatoes on your next visit to the grocery store and try these baked fried green tomatoes as a side dish, salad topper or with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Oven-Baked "Fried" Green Tomatoes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 153 kcal
Author Nicolette

Ingredients

  • 4 green tomatoes washed and cut into ¼” thick slices
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 eggs whisked
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Arrange three shallow containers or pans on work surface.
  3. In first container, mix flour, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper until well combined. In second container, add breadcrumbs. In the third container, whisk eggs until smooth.
  4. Dip tomato slice in egg mixture, then flour mixture, then egg mixture again, then flour mixture again and lastly into breadcrumbs until coated.
  5. On sheet pan, arrange coated tomato slices. Brush tops with avocado oil.
  6. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, flipping each slice at the halfway mark.
  7. Remove from oven; let cool before serving.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Oven-Baked "Fried" Green Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 218mg6%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1080IU22%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.