Susan's Fried Green Tomatoes
|Serves:||4 or more|
|2 - 3 large||green tomatoes, sliced about 3/8 inch thick|
|1/2 c||whole wheat flour|
|1 tsp||lemon pepper seasoning|
|1/4 tsp||cayenne pepper|
|2||egg whites, beaten until thickened|
|1/3 c||evaporated milk|
|1 c||panko breadcrumbs, finely crushed|
|1/4 c||grated parmesan cheese|
|safflower oil for frying|
Another fried green tomato recipe? Well, this is the South, after all!
But really, I decided I did not like the kind where there was more fried batter than tomatoes. (We feel the same about okra.) So I developed this one, and the breading just lightly coats the tomato. You can actually see the tomato through the breading. It works well with those winter pink hard tomatoes you get from the store, too.
Slice the okra about 1/2" thick. Shake it in a bag with equal parts flour and cornmeal with salt and pepper. Drop a few pieces at a time into the hot oil. Cook and turn until browned nicely - do not overcook - and drain on paper towels.