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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fried Red (Breaded) Tomatoes

This was supposed to be a side to the Basil Chicken (recipe which didn't originally call for garlic or canned whole tomatoes, but chopped olives) instead of the pasta, but as you know, I am unable to strictly follow a recipe. This was a fun side dish for a steak or pork chops or whatever. Since it's breaded, I'm sure kids might eat it, too (but what do I know?)
2 tomatoes sliced into 4-5 slices each
salt/fresh ground pepper
8-10 leaves fresh basil
1 egg, beaten
some EVOO
some flour for sprinkling
bread crumbs for breading (sorry about the preciseness of the quantities)
1. Remove the "goo" from the tomato slices. Season with salt and pepper, then lay 1 basil leaf on each slice.
2. Sprinkle some flour on each side of each slice.
3. Dip each slice in egg, then in bread crumbs.
4. Fry the slices approximately 2 minutes on each side in some EVOO

There. That's it. Pretty tasty!
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  1. YUMM- i love this. I will have to try it out! I just watched the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" yesterday. Have you seen it? Its cute.

  2. Yea I sort of remember it from when we were minime's!