Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Batter Up

5 Local Chefs Present Their Best Batters

Photography by Sarah Unger

Great for more than just breakfast, batters are also used in many of your favorite pub fare, appetizers, and even sweet treats! They’re versatile, delicious, and easy to make in big batches. Here, we asked local chefs to demonstrate their best batters – whether you’re looking for something new to make for weekend brunches or backyard dinner parties, these recipes are sure to be home runs.


Champy's fried green tomatoes appetizer on a plate

Fried Green Tomatoes

Israel Pardo
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices


  • 8 large slices of local, fresh tomato
  • Champy's homemade breading a secret combination of flour, cornmeal, black pepper, salt, and Champy's Secret Seasoning.
  • 1 bowl local, farm-fresh buttermilk
  • Oil of your choice, for fryer we use vegetable


  • Drop tomato slices in breading; allow to dry.
  • Dip slices into buttermilk, then drop back in breading to coat.
  • Drop slices immediately from the second batter to a fryer filled with the oil of your choosing.
  • Fry at 350° until golden and crispy. Serve fresh with a side of ranch.
Keyword fried appetizers, fried green tomatoes

Israel Pardo, Chef at Champy's

Israel Pardo, Chef

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