Apr 212011
 
The other night my oldest son was reading a book about tomatoes, and he had lots of great recipes to share. To satisfy his curiosity, I went outside and picked a handful of green cherry tomatoes to attempt making green fried tomatoes with them.
The green fried tomato recipe  from allrecipes.com called for corn meal, which I did not have on hand – in fact I have never had it in my house. I went ahead and adjusted the recipe without it, and it seemed quite easy.
For a cup of cherry/grape tomatoes I used:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of Aldi flour
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Vegetable for frying
Direction:
  1. Slice the tomatoes.
  2. Whisk eggs and milk together.
  3. Scoop flour onto a place
  4. Mix “cornmeal”, bread crumbs and salt and pepper on another plate. 
  5. Roll the tomatoes into flour to coat. 
  6. Dip the tomatoes into milk and egg mixture. 
  7. Roll the tomatoes in the breadcrumb. 
  8. In a small skillet heat vegetable oil (enough so that there is 1/2 inch of oil in the pan) over medium heat. 
  9. Carefully place tomatoes into the frying pan (they should not touch each other). 
  10. When the tomatoes are browned, flip and fry them on the other side. 
  11. Drain them on paper towels. 
Tip: If you are using cherry or grape tomatoes, make sure to prepare all of the tomatoes before starting to fry them. They will brown extremely fast.
This was my first time EVER making and tasting green fried tomatoes, and I actually liked them. I liked that sour pinch that the green tomatoes gave. My sons were not fans, and they will probably not be requesting them again.

Green fried cherry tomatoes turned out to be a very frugal side dish. I had the cherry tomatoes in the garden, used cheap aldi flour, aldi eggs, and I even used bread crumbs that I had paid about $0.25 for on sale with coupons at Publix. 

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