Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes
2 large green tomatoes
½ cup milk
½ cup flour, divided
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ cup cornmeal
¾ cup butter (1½ stick)
Cut tomatoes into ½“ slices and set aside.
In a small shallow bowl, whisk egg and milk. In another small, shallow bowl, mix ¼ cup flour, salt and pepper. In a third bowl, mix the remaining flour and cornstarch.
Dredge each tomato slice in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture and coat with cornmeal mixture. Lay in a single layer on a flat surface and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes.
Melt ½ cup butter in a heavy skillet over medium until it begins to foam and sizzle around the edges. Carefully place tomato slices in the pan and fry for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Do this in batches so as not to crowd the slices in the pan. Add more butter as necessary.
When cooked, remove slices from the pan to paper towels or rack to drain. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before eating.
Serve with ranch dressing, if desired.
74 calories per slice