Hot Cheetos Fried Green Tomatoes

Hot Cheetos Fried Green Tomatoes

So, my kids are totally obsessed with Hot Cheetos. Absolutely obsessed. And…. well, it kinda rubbed off on me because I get pretty snack happy when I have a bag myself.

Well, last week – me & the kids just so happened to be snacking on a bag while I was canning tomatoes from the garden. My garden has really produced a ton of ‘maters this year – I’ve got 20 quarts put up so far. Anyhow, we were munching away when I spied a couple of green tomatoes in the midst of all my ripe ones and I immediately knew that I was about to fry some up with my lunch (with a side of ranch… yummmm). I had coatings of Cheetos dust on my fingers so I went to wash my hands first so I didn’t get it all over my tomatoes.


What if the dust did get on my tomatoes? Like on purpose.

Oh yes. My mind was made up. I was about to coat those green tomatoes in Hot Cheetos dust… and I wasn’t looking back.

Hot Cheetos Fried Green Tomatoes

I sacrificed half the bag of Cheetos for a little flavor experimentation – and honey, that noble sacrifice was well rewarded. Yes, I said noble.

In case you were wondering (which obviously you are or you wouldn’t have made it this far), this combination is so, so, sooooo good.

Hot Cheetos + Fried Green Tomatoes = Pure Bliss. (even better if you have a little of my Chipotle Ranch to dip it in)

Hot Cheetos Fried Green Tomatoes

Hot Cheetos Fried Green Tomatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup Hot Cheetos crushed (I use my food processor)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 green tomatoes sliced
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • In a pie dish (or something similar, pie dishes make great dredging containers) - mix together the eggs & milk. Pour the flour in one dish & the Hot Cheetos crumbs in another. Dreaded the sliced green tomatoes in the flour, then the egg/milk mixture, & then the Cheetos crumbs.
  • Fry the tomatoes in a skillet with about a 1/2 inch of hot oil, flipping halfway through, until browned on each side.
  • Serve immediately.
Hot Cheetos Fried Green Tomatoes