Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

3 medium, firm green tomatoes
1/2 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
1/4 cup milk
2 beaten eggs
2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs or cornmeal
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. Cut unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Sprinkle slices with salt and pepper. Let tomato slices stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, place flour, milk, eggs, and bread crumbs in separate shallow dishes.

2. Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Dip tomato slices in milk, then flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs. In the skillet, fry half of the coated tomato slices at a time, for 4-6 minutes on each side or until brown. As you cook the rest of the tomatoes, add olive oil as needed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

**  Now if you REALLY want to be remembered for your FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, here is the KEY.  Add a little "spin" on things by substituting or adding:  A little Bacon Grease, Buttermilk, 1 Tbsp of Fresh Garlic, Pinch of Cayenne Pepper, Chopped Basil, Hot Pepper Sauce, Grated Parmesan Cheese, or Squeeze of Lemon Juice. **