Country Ham,fried Green Tomatoes W/ Cream Gravy

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

A real down home recipe and so simple. i can never find green tomatoes but use less ripe ones..serve with eggs on the side.

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  • 4 -6 tablespoons butter or 4 -6 tablespoons oil, for frying
  • 4 slices country ham, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 -3 green tomatoes, cored, sliced 1 1/2 inch thick, and soaked in milk
  • all-purpose flour, seasoned with
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch sugar

  • reserved cooking fat
  • 13 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a heavy skillet and sauté the ham slices about 3 minutes on each side. Remove the ham to a heated platter and keep warm.
  2. Drain the tomatoes and dust them with the seasoned flour. Add more butter to the pan if necessary and fry the tomatoes 3 minutes on each side or until tender, sprinkling each side with a little sugar. Remove and drain on paper towels, then arrange on the platter with the ham.
  3. While the tomatoes are cooking, make the gravy:Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of the cooking fat. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk. Stir constantly until thickened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the gravy over the ham and tomatoes and serve immediately.