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Grandma's FRIED TOMATOES Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Richard FitzPatrick
Added: Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 large firm tomatoes, butter, bread crumbs, sugar and whole milk. Salt and black pepper.

Directions:
Directions:
Ripe tomatoes will turn into mush, so be sure to select FIRM ones. In a large frying pan melt about 3 tbsp. of butter over med-hi heat. Cut the tomatoes in thick slices (about 1/2 inch). Do not remove the skin. Coat one side generously with bread crumbs and sprinkle a little sugar on top (this acts as somewhat of a binder for the breadcrumbs). Then sprinkle a little flour over that. Place them breaded side down in the pan. Repeat the coating process on the top side. Cook until the breadcrumbs turn a dark brown. Turn them carefully so as not to dislodge the breadcrumbs. Add more butter to prepare for the sauce. When they are done, remove them to a warm platter. There should be a good amount of burnt-looking breadcrumbs remaining in the pan. Stir in a couple tbsp. of flour until blended with butter and breadcrumbs. Slowly stir in whole milk to make a creamy gravy. Continue stirring until it thickens. Pour over tomatoes that were kept warm, add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
About 15 to 20 min.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a seat-of-the-pants recipie learned at the elbow of Elizabeth Adams, Grandma's live-in cook. I have never used green tomatoes, but wouldn't be afraid to try sometime.

 

 

 

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