Panko Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
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Serves: 12 slices
  • 5 green tomatoes
  • 1 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz of buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp of olive oil
  • Fresh basil
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ranch dressing (optional)
  1. Whisk together your eggs and buttermilk and slice your tomatoes medium to thick.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet on the stove until hot. Watch yourself with the oil during this. It hurts it if pops out on you.
  3. While the oil is heating, dip your slices of tomatoes in the buttermilk mixture and then coat them thoroughly in the Panko bread crumbs.
  4. Place them carefully in the pan and cook until they look golden and crispy on the first side. The longer you go, the hotter the oil becomes and the less time this takes.
  5. Flip them over so the other side cooks. Again, watch for the oil to get too hot and watch for burning. A fryer would be easier.
  6. Once both sides are done place on a paper towel on a plate.
  7. Repeat these steps for each slice of tomato.
  8. Once you are done, sprinkle them with paprika and salt and pepper and enjoy!
Recipe by The Everyday Mom Life at