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Fried Green Tomatoes #2


5 firm green tomatoes, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 cup finely ground cornmeal
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
Pinch of cayenne or Cajun seasoning
Vegetable oil


  1. Sprinkle the tomato slices with the salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Combine the cornmeal, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne or Cajun seasoning in a shallow bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs.
  3. Cover the bottom of a heavy skillet with 1/2 inch of oil, then place it over medium-high heat.
  4. Coat the tomato slices in the egg, then dredge them in the cornmeal mixture.
  5. Fry as many tomatoes as fit comfortably in the pan until nicely browned, about 2 minutes a side.
  6. Transfer them to a paper towel-lined platter. Repeat until all the tomatoes are cooked.

Serves 4-6

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