The movie isn’t lying. These are freaking good. My grandma taught me the sweetly simple art of frying things. I can thank her for the lesson and for the bigger butt.
6 green tomatoes, sliced into 1/4″ slices
1 c flour
2 tbsp water
2 c bread crumbs
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
Oil for frying (I use olive oil)
In a shallow dish, whisk eggs and water together. In another shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Using a paper towel or soft cloth, pat tomato slices dry. In a large skillet (I use cast iron), fill bottom of pan with 1/4″-1/2″ oil and heat slowly over low-medium heat. In this order, coat & cook the tomato slices: dredge in flour, dredge in egg, coat in bread crumbs, gently place in skillet, repeat. Turn slices after a minute or two when slightly browned. Remove from pan when thoroughly cooked and place on a paper towel (to catch oil drippings) and continue immediate prep & cook. Serve warm with your favorite condiments.