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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green TomatoesRecipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 green Florida tomatoes
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup yellow corn meal
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Vegetable oil, for frying

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°F (93.3°C).
  2. Slice unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Mix flour, corn meal, salt and pepper in a shallow plate. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk until combined.
  3. Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2-inch in a large cast-iron skillet; heat to 375°F (190°C).
  4. Dip sliced tomato into egg mixture then dip into flour mixture coating both sides.
  5. In the skillet, fry half of the coated tomato slices at a time, for 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until brown. Drain on paper towels or a rack. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then keep warm in preheated oven until ready to serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 136; Calories From Fat: 20; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 56mg; Total Carbs: 25g; Protein: 6g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.