Fried Green Tomatoes


3 medium-sized, firm green tomatoes
½ Cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
¼ Cup milk
2 beaten eggs
2/3 Cup fine dry bread crumbs or cornmeal
¼ Cup Olive Oil, such as Leccino Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Pepper


Slice tomatoes into ½ inch rounds.

Season with salt, pepper and pepper flakes

Place the flour, milk, eggs, and breadcrumbs into three separate shallow containers.

Heat 4 Tbsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Dip tomatoes in milk, then flour, then eggs, then breadcrumbs.

Fry one-half of the coated slices for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side, browning nicely. Repeat with second-half of the coated slices, adding olive oil as needed and being careful not to overcrowd the pan.

Season to taste and enjoy.  Now go watch the movie. [Towanda!]