Fried Green Tomatoes
The last time I had fried green tomatoes in a restaurant was over two years ago in Hot Springs, Arkansas. They’re not too common in New York restaurants so we have to make our own. It’s really very simple recipe but the hard part is finding firm, unripe green tomatoes.
- 3 or 4 large unripe tomatoes cut crosswise into ½-inch slices
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup corn meal
- ¼ cup plain breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp. Cajun Spice Mix
- Salt and black pepper
- vegetable oil for frying
Put the flour in one dish, the beaten egg and milk in a bowl and the corn meal/breadcrumbs/Cajun seasoning, salt and black pepper in another dish.
Put a half inch of vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. After patting them dry, dip each tomato slice first in the flour, then in the egg, and finally in the breadcrumbs, letting any excess coating drip off. Fry them in batches and don’t let them touch in the pan.
Cook until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes on each other side. Drain on paper towels and serve.