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Easy Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized green tomatoes sliced into 1/3-inch slices
  • Vegetable oil amount varies
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt

GARNISHParsley (optional)

    Instructions

    • Pour vegetable oil into a large cast-iron skillet ( approx. a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inches deep)
    • Heat to 375° degrees F. To test the heat, flick a few breadcrumbs into the oil. If the oil doesn't react/spit, it's not hot enough yet).
    • Lightly beat the eggs in one bowl; set aside.
    • Put the flour in it's own bowl; set aside.
    • Combine the breadcrumbs, sea salt, and ground black pepper; set aside.
    • Create a small assembly line next to your skillet, or as close by as you can, so you can dredge your tomato slices and place them in the skillet with less of a mess.
    • Dredge each tomato slice in flour, followed by the egg, followed by the breadcrumb mixture.
    • Carefully place the tomato slices into the hot oil, in batches, cooking for 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown on both sides.
    • Remove the golden slices with a slotted spoon and place them on paper towels or a rack to drain absorb/drain the oil.
    • Garnish with parsley if desired.
    • Serve hot with dipping sauce of your choice. If serving on their own, sprinkle with a bit of sea salt.

    Notes

    To kick things up a notch, add 1 teaspoon of desired seasoning to the breadcrumb mixture! It could be chili powder, cayenne pepper, Old Bay seasoning - get creative!