Fried Green Tomatoes
3 large green tomatoes, sliced into 1″ thick slices
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. pepper
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups vegetable oil
In a shallow dish, mix together both kinds of breadcrumbs, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
In another shallow dish, mix together buttermilk and eggs.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Dip a green tomato slice in the egg wash mixture then cover with breadcrumb mixture, lightly pressing it onto the tomato. Shake off excess and gently place on prepared baking sheet.
Continue until all slices have been coated.
In a deep pot, bring vegetable oil to 350 degrees using a thermometer.
Fry two to three tomatoes at a time, you don’t want to crowd the pot too much. Fry each side 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown, then flip over and fry the other side.
Place on a plate lined with paper towels to let excess oil drip off. Repeat until all tomatoes have been fried.