20130512-071640.jpg Fried green tomatoes is definitely a southern thing. We love them and our Mom has been making these for us forever. They are good for a side dish, an appetizer, in a sandwich or right of the frying pan. We love to make a BLT and substitute red tomatoes for fried green tomatoes. We also like to add avocada. To make it even better slap some dill mayo (recipe follows). Also great with a balsamic reduction, roasted red peppers and feta cheese ( shown in pic)

Fried Green Tomatoes
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Vegetable oil for frying

¾ cup all purpose flour

2 tablespoons milk

2 eggs

3 tablespoons Slap Ya Mama (Cajun seasoning)

2 cups Japanese bread crumbs (panko)

¼ cup parmesan cheese

4 – 5 medium green tomatoes

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

Feta cheese (enough to crumble)

Roasted red peppers for garnish

How to fry these maters-

In a large, deep, heavy pan, heat the oil to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg and the milk together, making an egg wash. Slice the tomatoes into ½ -inch slices and lay on paper towels to dry and sprinkle with kosher salt. Sprinkle tomatoes with ½ teaspoon of Cajun seasoning. Add parmesan cheese to panko crumbs. Dip the tomato slices into the flour, then egg wash and then panko parmesan cheese mixture on both sides. Let tomatoes sit for about 5 minutes so coating will set. Carefully add to the hot oil and fry in the oil until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Do not overcrowd pan. To make reduction add vinegar to sauce pot and heat over medium. Once it comes to a boil reduce heat to simmer and let continue to simmer until it has reduced by half. Serve hot with reduction or with dill mayo.

Dill Mayonnaise

What you need-

¾ cup mayonnaise

1½ tablespoon dried dill

¼ teaspoon Slap Ya Mama (Cajun seasoning)

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon lemon juice

How to make dill mayo-
Combine all ingredients and chill until ready to serve. Best after several hours of chilling out.