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Fried Green Tomatoes In Marinara Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese

I created this recipe with the huge abundance of green tomatoes that I harvest from my home garden. It is similar to eggplant parmesan, but just so much better!

Ingredients

3 to 4 medium-sized unripe green tomatoes (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches wide)
2 Jumbo Eggs
1/2 cup whole Buttermilk
1 cup Italian herb-seasoned bread crumbs
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons freshly minced garlic
3 cups light Olive Oil
Freshly ground Sea Salt
Freshly ground Black Pepper
Marinara Sauce (preferably homemade)
Freshly grated Mozzarella cheese — or blend your favorite Italian cheeses.

Preparation

1. From the garden select your green tomatoes.
2. Wash them with clean water and cut off the green stem tops.
3. Slice into 1/3″ thick pieces.
4. Sprinkle the tomato slices with salt and pepper.
5. In a shallow, wide bowl beat together eggs and buttermilk.
6. In another shallow, wide bowl mix the Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.
7. In a large, heavy frying pan, heat 2 inches of the olive oil on medium high.
8. Begin dipping the tomatoes into the egg mixture first and then into the breading mixture.
9. Place tomatoes as they are breaded onto another clean plate to take to the stove for frying in the pan.
10. Gently slide tomatoes into the hot oil.
11. Fry each side until golden brown.
12. Salt and pepper to taste.
13. Serve at this point or proceed to the next level as an entree
14. Place in a baking dish and pour fresh, home-made Italian Marinara Sauce.
15. Sprinkle freshly grated Mozzarella cheese (or a blend of Italian cheeses of your choice) on top.
16. Sprinkle another tablespoon of Parmesan cheese on top.
17. In a 350 degree oven, bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Credit: Foodista








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