It’s September, and I still have tomatoes in my garden. They won’t be growing anymore and are slowly ripening on the vines. I decided to harvest them all and just let them ripen in my kitchen.
I made fried green tomatoes for the first time and my family loved them. Not sure if you’ve ever tried them, but they taste a little bit like sour pickles. So if you like fried pickles. you’ll love these.
4 green tomatoes (cut into 1/2 inch slices)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 cup flavored bread crumbs
1/2 cup corn meal (finely ground)
oil for frying
Season the tomatoes with salt, pepper, and paprika, dredge in flour and set aside. Beat the egg and milk in a small bowl. Mix the corn mean with the bread crumbs in a separate bowl.
Coat the slices in the egg and milk mix, and then dredge in the breadcrumbs.
Heat oil and test by dipping a tip of one tomato slice into oil. If the oil sizzles, the oil is ready. Fry tomatoes turning over on each side as they cook to a golden brown.
Place on paper towels to absorb grease.