Fried Green Tomatoes

Wegmans just opened up in King of Prussia.  We have a new Wegmans!!!!!!!! YAYYYYY!

I have been a little bit addicted to shopping at Wegmans since we first visited the new location last month.  I cannot stop raving about their fabulous produce.

Giant boxes of blueberries, $4.99… same with Raspberries.  Locally farmed Zucchini and Squash.  So many types of melon you haven’t even heard of.  Pick your own green beans.  YUM!

When I spotted Green Tomatoes, I was inspired.  I had to try fried green tomatoes… you know… now that I don’t hate tomatoes and all.

Fried Baked Green Tomatoes

A Recipe by:  It’s Good to be the Cook
Serves:  4 (2 slices each)
1 Green Tomato, thinly sliced into 8 even pieces
1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 cup Egg Beaters (or eggs, scrambled)
1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder
1.  Combine a pinch of Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder into the flour.  Place the flour, egg beaters, and bread crumbs into 3 separate bowls/plates.  Preheat the oven to 400.
2.  Dredge the tomato slices one at a time, first in the flour, then in the egg, then in the bread crumbs.  You may have to press the Panko crumbs down onto the slices to make them stick.  Sprinkle with Cayenne Pepper if you’d like, and Paprika.
3.  Place the breaded slices of tomato onto a rack on a baking sheet.  The rack will keep the tomatoes from becoming soggy when you bake them.  Bake the tomatoes, checking and flipping them every ten minutes until they are crispy and starting to lightly brown.
4.  Remove from the oven and enjoy!  Dip in any sauce… ketchup, ranch, etc.

My Mom and I both thought these reminded us of fried Pickles?!  Weird!  They were so delish, and were a nice treat without being overly un-healthy.  You definitely don’t miss the frying of these… the panko combined with using the rack keep the tomatoes super crunchy and crispy.  I can’t wait to make them again!

Yup- they’re green!

Before baking… see the rack? It’s clutch! I used a baking sheet covered in foil underneath for easy cleaning.