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Fried Green Tomatoes/Southern Caprese Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sheila Gillespie
Added: Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 large green tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/4 in. thick
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2c. yellow cornmeal
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. sea salt or to taste
1/2 tsp. black pepper or to taste
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 large egg
1/2 c. buttermilk

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 200. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and buttermilk. Pour enough canola oil in a large skillet to fill to 1/4 in. deep; heat to about 375 or until oil sizzles when you drop a small amount of flour into skillet.
Dip a green tomato slice in egg-buttermilk and coat both sides; dredge in flour mix on both sides; carefully place in hot oil. Repeat with enough slices to fill skillet but not crowd. Fry until the undersides are golden brown, about 2 minutes. turn and fry other side. Use tongs or slotted spatula to transfer sliced to baking sheet to drain; place in oven while you fry the remaining tomatoes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I like my tomatoes with remoulade sauce or ranch dressing blended with roasted red peppers and dash of cayenne. yum!

Caprese Salad twist: Layer your fried green tomatoes with fresh mozzarella slices, basil leaves and fresh beefsteak tomatoes, salt and pepper and drizzle with your favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette or a Balsamic bread-dipping sauce. (My favorite is Signolia's, Waxhaw, NC,ph.# 866-363-2142 :) )

Add toasted French bread slices to create heavy appetizers or small sandwiches.

 

 

 

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