Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes

Since I have a lot of tomatoes from my garden this year I decided to try my hand at frying up some green tomatoes. Those lightly battered plump tomatoes slices are gently fried before being baked to give them a crispy coating favor. I serve them with my homemade salsa.

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 egg
1 Tbsp. milk
1 cup bread crumbs ( or cornflake)
4 medium green tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1/4 cup canola oil ( oil you like to use)
FRESH TOMATO SALSA
5 medium red tomatoes, chopped (seeded if you like)
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
4 1/2 tsp. lime juice
2 tsp. sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and cayenne. In another shallow bowl, beat egg and milk. Place bread crumbs in a third bowl or a large plastic bag. Pat green tomatoes sliced dry. Coat with flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, then coat in crumbs.
2. In a large skillet, heat 4 teaspoons of oil over medium heat. Fry tomatoes slices, four at a time, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown, adding more oil as needed. Drain on a paper towels.
3. Place fried tomatoes on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 4-5 minutes or until tender. In a large bowl, combine salsa ingredients and serve with the fried tomatoes. ENJOY!!

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