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fried green tomatoes stacked on white plate with shrimp creole sauce poured on top

Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Cajun Sauce

Crispy fried green tomato slices topped with a creamy shrimp Cajun sauce that's loaded with shrimp! This easy fried green tomato recipe is our family favorite and I think you'll love it, too.  The sauce is what makes this recipe over the top delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 518kcal
Author Anne Clark


  • bowls
  • measuring cup(s)
  • measuring spoons
  • large skillet


  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup corn meal
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning (for the green tomato slices) ADJUST TO TASTE
  • 4 medium green tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • oil for frying
  • 1 pound headless shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon liquid shrimp and crab boil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning (for the sauce) ADJUST TO TASTE
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional)


  • Combine egg and milk; set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together corn meal, flour, salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning. Adjust the amount of Creole seasoning per your level of heat desired.
  • Dip tomato slices in egg mixture; dredge in corn meal mixture. Cover bottom of skillet with enough oil for frying (about ¼ to ½ inch). Cook on medium heat until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel.
  • Make the sauce. Saute the shrimp in the butter and crab boil until pink. Remove shrimp from pan.
  • Add cream, 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning or per your level of heat desired, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce (optional) to pan and reduce by half, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp to sauce and stir to mix well. Serve sauce on top of fried green tomatoes.


Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for up to 2 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 283mg | Sodium: 1470mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3163IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 3mg