Fried Green Tomatoes

My son is not one to wait for tomatoes to go from green to red, so fried green tomatoes quickly became a favorite vegan lunch for us.
My son is not one to wait for tomatoes to go from green to red, so fried green tomatoes quickly became a favorite vegan lunch for us.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Serves 4

Ingredients:

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  • Canola oil
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  • 1 cup all purpose flour
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  • 3/4 cup plain soymilk
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  • 1 cup fine to medium ground cornmeal
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  • 1 teaspoon salt
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  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
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  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
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  • 4 medium to large green tomatoes, sliced

Directions:

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  1. Pour canola oil 2 inches high in a high-sided skillet over medium heat.
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  3. While oil is heating, place flour in one bowl, soymilk in another bowl, and cornmeal in a third bowl.
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  5. Season flour and soymilk with a pinch of salt and stir the remainder of salt, the Italian seasoning, and black pepper into the cornmeal.
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  7. Dip tomato slices in flour, shaking off excess, then soymilk, then coat with cornmeal.
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  9. Place battered tomato slices in hot oil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until light brown and crisp.
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  11. Transfer fried green tomatoes to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
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  13. Serve with a green salad or layer between two slices of whole grain bread spread with cashew cheese.

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