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.  


Tomato Ingredients;

*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

Dipping 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.

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