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Green Fried Tomatoes
3 large green heirloom tomatoes
2 c. panko bread crumbs
1 t. salt
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
1/4 c. milk
3 T. butter, olive oil, or the more traditional bacon grease
Slice tomatoes into 1/2 inch thick rounds. Beat egg and milk together in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, lightly crush panko bread crumbs and mix with seasonings.
Heat butter, oil or grease in large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Let it get hot while you bread the tomatoes by first dipping in egg wash and then dredging in bread crumbs. Place in hot skillet and fry on each side until golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side.
Serve immediately with a couple slices of real or soy bacon on the side or together in a sandwich.