Thursday, July 21, 2011



OMG!  These are unbelievable.  Elizabeth had to convince Larry to even try real fried "fried green tomatoes", and once he tasted them, he was hooked.  He says they almost taste like a custard.  Then, one summer we went to visit a friend of ours in Illinois who had just adopted a child.  She's a nurse, lives in a farm house that is over 100 years old and has a continuing battle with weight.  She introduced us to these healthier baked "fried" green tomatoes and there was no turning back.  You MUST try these.  


1 heaping tablespoon of flour
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
2 or more green tomatoes, sliced 1/3" thick, ends discarded
Enough Olive oil to lightly cover the bottom of a jelly roll sheet.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Stir together the flour and the two different types of breadcrumbs.  (Increase or decrease the amounts of flour and crumbs, depending upon the size and number of tomato slices.)  Dip slices into the beaten egg and then into the flour and crumb mixture, making sure all surfaces are well covered.

Lightly coat a jelly roll sheet with olive oil.  Arrange breaded tomato slices on the pan and bake approximately 15 minutes.  Turn and cook for about another 15 minutes.  The tomatoes are doned when both sides are brown and the tomato is soft, not mushy.

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