Fried green tomatoes baked recipe served with orange flavored kefir sauce.

fried green tomatoes
fried green tomatoes oven recipe

After seeing Molly‘s oven fried green tomatoes, I was inspired. And I wanted my own version…

My fried green tomatoes are made with Italian ingredients, and a healthy touch: kefir. I’m making it at home and using it in many recipes. It is healthy and delicious, what more can we ask for?

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fried green tomatoes baked recipe

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 pax
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


  • 2 medium green tomatoes
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus something more to sprinkle here and there
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • ½ cup heavy cream I also tried coconut cream and it was fine as well
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 orange juiced
  • ¼ cup kefir


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F circa.
  2. Grind together breadcrumbs, cayenne pepper, salt and thyme. Place them in a bowl. 

  3. Prepare two more bowls: one with egg, heavy cream, a couple of tablespoons of orange juice and a pinch of salt, the other one with the flour and a pinch of salt.

  4. Cut tomatoes in 1-inch slices, more or less. Coat each slice in flour, then in the egg/cream and finally in the bread. 

  5. Place them on an oven sheet. I have a perforated one that is perfect for oven frying. I guess an oven-frying rack could work as well or even better.

  6. Bake 18-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Meanwhile prepare the sauce: mix kefir, 2-3 tablespoons of orange juice, 2 pinches of salt and one of pepper.

  8. Serve the tomatoes hot, with the sauce, and smile!

Enjoy the crisp!