Oven Fried Green Tomatoes (with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce)
Oven Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce are such a tasty idea and this is a lower-carb version of fried green tomatoes!
When garden season starts winding down, people with vegetable gardens often have a lot of green tomatoes on the vines. And some of those tomatoes are never going to get ripe, so you need a tasty idea like these Oven Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce for using the green tomatoes!
If you have green tomatoes hanging out in your garden, do I dare to say that you MUST make these? Seriously, they’re so good that some people I know make them every year.
The process for coating the tomatoes without using flour can be slightly tricky, but believe me when I say that these delicious Fried Green Tomatoes that are cooked in the oven are worth the trouble.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
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- unripe green tomatoes
- Almond Flour (affiliate link)
- Old Bay Lemon and Herb Seasoning (affiliate link), or any spicy seasoning mix
- Ranch Dressing
- Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link)
What are fried green tomatoes?
Fried Green Tomatoes are a classic dish in the southern part of the U.S. They are traditionally made from unripe tomatoes that are coated with egg and cornmeal and then fried. These Oven Fried Green Tomatoes are a low-carb version of this classic American favorite!
What tomatoes should you use for fried green tomatoes?
Whether they are oven-fried or fried in a pan, fried green tomatoes are made with unripe tomatoes that are still green. (They aren’t meant to be made with tomatoes like Green Zebra Tomatoes that are still green when they’re ripe.) Choose firm tomatoes and tomatoes that aren’t too small will be easier to handle for this recipe.
Why are these Oven Fried Green Tomatoes lower in carbs?
My version of this classic recipe uses almond flour to replace the cornmeal, which makes these much lower in carbs than traditional fried green tomatoes!
Tips for Making the Low-Carb Oven Fried Green Tomatoes:
- For this low-carb version of fried green tomatoes cooked in the oven, I dipped the green tomato slices in egg and then in a mixture of almond flour and Old Bay Lemon and Herb Seasoning, or use any spicy seasoning that’s similar.
- You have to be a little persistent to get the tomato slices evenly coated with the almond flour mixture after you mix the almond flour with the Old Bay Seasoning.
- Then use half of it at a time, because after you’ve done a few tomatoes the flour starts to get clumped together from the egg.
- But persevere, and you will be rewarded with delicious oven fried green tomatoes that you’re probably going to love!
How to make Oven Fried Green Tomatoes:
(This is only a summary of the steps for the recipe; please scroll down for complete printable recipe. Or if you use the JUMP TO RECIPE link at the top of the page, it will take you directly to the complete recipe.)
- Pick six firm green tomatoes. (We looked for ones that weren’t even starting to ripen.)
- Cut each tomato into slices about 1/2 inch thick. (We only used the larger inner slices and discarded the rounded ends of the tomato.)
- Mix 3/4 cup almond flour with 2 tsp. Old Bay (or less, it was fairly spicy).
- Beat two eggs in one small bowl and in another bowl put half the almond flour mixture.
- Dip each tomato first into the egg (so both sides is coated) and then into the almond flour mixture. (Press down with your fork to make the almond flour stick if needed.)
- When the first half of the almond flour mixture is getting clumpy, discard, wipe out the bowl, and switch to the second half.)
- Put the coated tomatoes on a baking sheet that you have sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Bake the tomatoes about 40 minutes at 350F/180C, turning them carefully halfway through.
- Serve hot, with dipping sauce of your choice!
Making Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce or other sauce for Fried Green Tomatoes:
- While the oven-fried green tomatoes are cooking, mix 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing with 1-2 tsp. Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link) to make the dipping sauce. Start with the smaller amount and taste, adding more Sriracha until it’s spicy enough for you.
- I also heard from a reader who says these fried green tomatoes are great with my Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Aioli Sauce
- And definitely you could serve the fried green tomatoes with the amazing Sriracha Dipping Sauce that so many people love with sweet potato fries.
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
Oven Fried Green Tomatoes would taste great with Air Fryer Fish Sticks, Grilled Fusion Chicken, Chicken Cutlets with Mustard Sauce, Maple Glazed Salmon, or Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks for a low-carb meal!
More Ideas with Green Tomatoes:
- Green Tomato Salsa with Avocado ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
- Pickled Green Tomatoes ~ White on Rice Couple
- Green Tomato Salsa Verde ~ Wonky Wonderful
- Green Tomato Gazpacho ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
- Slow Roasted Green Tomatoes ~ The Perfect Pantry
- 6 green tomatoes, sliced about 1/2 inch thick
- 3/4 cup Almond Flour
- 2 tsp. Old Bay Lemon and Herb Seasoning (or any spicy seasoning mix; use more or less to taste)
- 2 eggs, beaten well
- 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
- 1 tsp. Sriracha Sauce (see notes)
- Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350F/180C. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
- Cut the tomatoes into slices about 1/2 inch thick. (We used the flat inner pieces and discarded the ends of the tomatoes with rounded edges.)
- Beat the eggs in a small bowl. In another bowl, mix the almond flour and Old Bay Seasoning. Remove and save half of the almond flour mixture, so you can work with two batches.
- One at a time, dip both sides of each tomato slice into the egg and then into the almond flour mixture, using the fork or your fingers to press the almond mixture on to the tomato slice so it sticks.
- Place each tomato on the baking sheet after it's coated with the almond flour mixture. (Don't worry if they aren't completely perfect; just work on getting each one coated with almond flour as much as you can.)
- Bake tomatoes 35-40 minutes, turning carefully once.
- While the tomatoes bake, mix together the ranch dressing and Sriracha sauce to make the dipping sauce.
- The baked tomatoes are done when the almond mixture is lightly browned on each side and tomatoes are cooked through. Serve hot.
- I saved some of these to see how they would hold up to a night in the refrigerator. I reheated them about 15 minutes in a preheated toaster oven set on 450F/230C. Although they were best freshly made, I thought the reheated ones were surprisingly good.
If you're not sure how much you like Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link), start with 1 tsp. and taste to see if you want it more spicy.
Recipe created by Kalyn and Jake.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 512mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Oven Fried Green Tomatoes would be great for low-carb or Keto eating plans. I would eat them for any phase of the original South Beach Diet, but almond flour isn’t officially approved for phase one, so decide whether you would indulge for a dish like this where only a little almond flour sticks to each tomato.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This fried green tomatoes recipe was first posted in 2012, and I’ve made it many times since then. It was last updated with more information in 2023.