Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green TomatoI've heard about fried green tomatoes all my life, so growing a garden again this year with an abundance of tomatoes, tried them - what a treat!

They make a tasty side dish with fish, pork chops or chicken, or can be a meal by themselves served with a green salad or bowls of soup.

Fried Green Tomatoes

4 medium to large green tomatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup  flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp. salt
1/4 pepper
1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
vegetable oil for frying
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Green Tomatoes Served with Tilapia

Whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl.  Prepare dredging plates: flour on one plate and mixed cornmeal, bread crumbs and seasoning on another.  Dip tomatoes into flour to coat,  then dip into milk and egg mixture, finally dredge in breadcrumbs.

In a large skillet, pour 1/2 inch vegetable oil and heat over a medium heat. Place tomatoes into frying pan in batches of 4 or 5. Don't crowd, they shouldn't touch each other. When browned flip and fry on the other side. Drain on paper towels.Serves 4-6.

Estimated cost $1.50 or less; .30 cents a serving or less

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