You want firm tomatoes for this. If they have a little pink that’s ok as long as they are very firm, but try to get green.
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
*4-5 green tomatoes
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 cup all-purpose flour
*2 large eggs
*1/2 cup buttermilk (or milk)
*1/2 cup cornmeal
*1/2 cup bread crumbs
*1 teaspoon smoked paprika, divided
*1 teaspoon onion powder, divided
*1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
*1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (only if you want it to be a spicy)
*3-4 dashes hot sauce
*1 cup mayonnaise
*1 tablespoon dijon mustard
*2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
*2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
*1 garlic clove, finely minced
*1/2 teaspoon sweet relish
*1/2-2 teaspoons hot sauce, demoing on how spicy you want it (I only do 1/2 teaspoon)
*salt & pepper to tasted (I do about 1/2 teaspoon each)
Dipping Sauce Directions:
~Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
~Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Fried Tomato Directions:
~Slice tomatoes about 1/4 -1/2 inch thick.
~Lay in a single file over a couple layers of paper towel.
~Sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt evenly over tomato slices.
~Allow to sit for about 15 minutes.
~Whisk flour, and half of the seasonings together and pour onto a plate.
~Whisk eggs and milk together until well incorporated and set aside.
~Whisk cornmeal, bread crumbs and remaining seasonings together and pour onto a plate.
~Place a cooling rack onto a cookie sheet.
~Take paper towel and pat tomatoes to remove any excess liquid.
~Dredge tomato slices into flour one at a time and evenly coat all sides.
~Shake off excess flour.
~Dip into egg mixture, making sure all sides are coated.
~Shake off excess liquid.
~Dredge in bread crumb mixture, making sure all sides are coated.
~Shake off excess coating.
~Place tomatoes in a single layer on cooling rack.
~Heat vegetable or canola oil over medium high heat to 375 degrees.
~Place a few tomato slices into hot oil (do not over crowd pan).
~Fry for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown on both sides (flip halfway through).
~Remove from oil and place on a paper towel lined cookie sheet.
~Sprinkle a small amount of salt while they are sill very hot.
~Serve with dipping sauce.