Fried Green Tomatoes

Serves 4

4 medium-size firm green tomatoes
1 cup cornmeal
¾ cup buttermilk pancake mix
Pinch salt and pepper
½-1 cup cooking oil

Slice tomatoes about ¼ inch thick. Combine cornmeal, pancake mix, salt and pepper. Coat both sides of tomatoes with the mixture. In a large skillet, heat enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan and fry tomatoes until browned, then flip them and continue frying for another 3–4 minutes on medium-high heat.

Chef’s Recommendation:

Substitute pancake mix with flour or breadcrumbs. Dip tomato slices in buttermilk before coating them with the mix. Serve hot with creamy sauces like aioli or rémoulade. Enjoy, y’all!