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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fried Green Tomatoes

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner
    Sometimes simple foods are the most favorite. During the summer, one of the simple favorites for many is green tomatoes. The most popular way by far to use these little goodies is to coat and fry them. A mix of cornmeal and flour is the most common but I wanted to try them with Panko bread crumbs. It's a bit of a lighter coating that cooks a bit quicker. They had a nice light crunch on the outside with a tender but tart inside. This is well worth a try.
 
Fried Green Tomatoes
3 medium green tomatoes, sliced thin
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup Panko crumbs
1/4 cup cornmeal (or flour)
1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil

In medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat.

Put egg in small bowl and beat lightly. Add milk and lemon juice. Stir to combine.

In shallow pan or dish, blend Panko crumbs and salt and pepper.

Dip sliced of tomato into egg/milk mixture and let excess drip. Coat in bread crumbs.

Fry 3-4 minutes each side until lightly browned. Drain on paper towel lined plate and sprinkle lightly with salt.

Serves 4.


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