Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

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fried green tomato recipe

When I was growing up this was one of my brother’s favorite summer time treats. Here in Upper Michigan tomatoes ripen late into the season – so being able to use some of them early was a good thing. Fried Green Tomatoes have a special flavor all of their own; give them a try.

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
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Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 2 large green tomatoes
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  1. Core and slice tomatoes into ¼ to ½ inch slices. Place tomatoes slices on a platter and pat dry with paper toweling.
  2. in a medium size bowl whisk together the egg and milk.
  3. in a wide dish, like a pie dish, mix together the cornmeal, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Place the flour in a separate wide dish.
  5. First roll the tomato slices in the flour, and then into the egg mixture; roll them into the corn meal bread crumbs mixture to coat.
  6. Place about ¼ inch of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and cook tomato slices until nicely browned on both sides. Do not crowd the slices – cook in batches if necessary. Place them on a plate covered with paper toweling.

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