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Fried Green Tomatoes Ingredients 4 large firm green tomatoes 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt, more for sprinkling 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 eggs 1 Tablespoon water 1 cup bread crumbs 1 cup Olive Oil for frying 4 Tablespoons butter Slice the tomatoes 1/4 inch thick. On a large plate, mix flour, salt, and pepper. On a second plate beat eggs and water together. Place bread crumbs on a third plate. Coat tomato slices into seasoned flour, then egg mixture, then bread crumbs. In a hot sauté pan, mix butter and oil. When sizzling, place coated slices in pan for about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until tomatoes are tender. Cook in batches and add more oil if needed. Transfer to a platter, sprinkle with extra salt and serve warm. For a healthier version of this recipe, check out my Healthier Crunchier "Baked" Fried Green Tomato recipe.
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Fried Green Tomatoes

I love using these fried green tomatoes in many dishes as well as a stand alone with an awesome chipotle sauce (found in my latest cookbook).

Ingredients

  • 4 large firm green tomatoes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Olive Oil for frying
  • 4 Tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Slice the tomatoes 1/4 inch thick.
  • On a large plate, mix flour, salt, and pepper. On a second plate beat eggs and water together. Place bread crumbs on a third plate. Coat tomato slices into seasoned flour, then egg mixture, then bread crumbs.
  • In a hot sauté pan, mix butter and oil. When sizzling, place coated slices in pan for about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until tomatoes are tender. Cook in batches and add more oil if needed. Transfer to a platter, sprinkle with extra salt and serve warm.
  • For a healthier version of this recipe, check out my Healthier Crunchier "Baked" Fried Green Tomato recipe.