This is the first year that I’m growing tomatoes!  We got two plants to start with – a small, cherry variety, and a larger one.  They are growing, almost like weeds, on the side of the house and are delivering a solid amount of fruit (yes, tomatoes are technically fruit!)

One day, as I was admiring the larger tomatoes, a green one, that hasn’t had the time to ripen yet, fell down.  I knocked it down, to be fair.

Not wanting to see it go to waste, I decided to rescue it and fry it up! 

Fried Green Tomato

Ingredients

1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 green tomato, sliced 1/4″-thick
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions

1.  Combine flour and seasonings.

2.  Dredge slices of tomatoes in seasoned flour.

3.  Heat oil over medium-high heat in a cast iron skillet.

4.  Fry tomato slices 2-3 minutes per side.

Next time, I’ll add cornmeal to the flour for extra crispness and fry more than just one tomato.  These were delicious!  Experiment with your favorite seasoning blend.  We ate ours with sour cream, but a buttercream-style ranch dressing will be equally delicious!

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