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Monday, October 20, 2008

Oven-"Fried" Green Tomatoes

For those of you who have never tried them, Fried Green Tomatoes are really quite good! I first had them at Salishan Lodge on the Oregon Coast and was pleasantly surprised at how tasty they were. I rarely fry anything; this is a lower fat version that still yields a nice crusty coating.


Oven-"Fried" Green Tomatoes

4 to 6 green tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick

1 beaten egg

3 slices whole grain bread, torn into pieces (or cracker crumbs or croutons)

2 tablespoons butter

a 1-ounce chunk of parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/4 teaspoon salt
a few grinds of pepper

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a food processor, combine the bread, butter, cheese, Italian seasoning and salt. Pulse until well-combined and crumbly. Place in a shallow bowl or pie pan. Dip each tomato slice in the beaten egg and then in the bread & cheese crumbs, coating both sides well. Place on a parchment-lined or lightly-buttered shallow pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until tomatoes are tender and crust is golden brown. Serve immediately.

Any leftovers can be reheated in a dry, non-stick pan until heated through. Microwaving would make for a very soggy crust.

1 comment:

James P. Walsh said...

Always wanted to make fried green tomatoes. I have never had them as a dish and I am curious to taste them.

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