Fried green tomatoes

Sunday, January 11, 2009

What you’ll need:

3 medium, firm green tomatoes
½ cup flour
¼ cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs or cornmeal
¼ cup olive oil
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper


Cut unpeeled tomatoes into ½” slices. Sprinkle slices with salt and pepper. Let tomato slices stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, place flour, milk, eggs, and bread crumbs in 4 separate shallow dishes. Heat 2 Tbl of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Dip tomato slices in milk, then flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs. Fry half of the coated tomato slices at a time, for 4-6 minutes on each side or until brown. Makes 10 - 15 fried green tomatoes.

Cost:
tomato - $1.00
flour - $2.12/5 pound bag
milk - $3.99/gallon
eggs - $1.09/ dozen
dry bread crumbs - $0.99
olive oil - $3.89
Total - $4.65

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