Fried Green Tomato Recipe
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With summer around the corner and many people busy with their vegetables garden now is great time to start planning flavorful dishes using that wide array of vegetables that will soon be coming your way. Tomatoes is one of those garden favorites that not only taste good but, are good for you. They have plenty of health benefits that you may not know about.
For example did you know that tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and Potassium and naturally low in fat? And that green tomatoes have the same amount of beta carotene as red tomatoes but contains 3 times the calcium. Which is probably good news for all those people who love their Fried Green tomatoes.
However, by wanting to stay heart healthy we all know that frying anything is not good for you. However, the good news is that you don't have to give on this summer time favorite because there is a baked "fried" green Tomato recipe that is delicious and healthy too.
For those who have had this summertime favorite in the past you will find this new Tomato recipe right up your alley and for those of you who have never indulged in this Southern dish you are going to be for a surprise. So, why not give the following recipe a try.
Baked "Fried" Green Tomatoes
This dish calls for just a few simple and tasty ingredients and is easy and simple to make.
Fried Green Tomato Recipe:
3 medium size green tomatoes cut into ½ inch thick slices
1 whole egg and two egg whites
1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
¼ teaspoon of red pepper (optional)
ground black pepper to taste
Fried Green Tomato Recipe:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a shallow dish combine the whole egg and egg whites mixing them together. In a separate dish mix the bread crumbs, black pepper, and red pepper.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Either brush the tomato slices with the egg mixture or dip them in the mixture and then into the bread crumbs and arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Bake for 45 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Serve immediately.
These tomatoes go well with scrambled eggs for breakfast, with meat or fish for lunch or dinner or can be served with low fat ranch dressing as a snack.
If you want this dish to taste more Southern than substitute corn meal for the bread crumbs and add red pepper, black pepper, salt and dill for additional flavoring.
By choosing to bake this old time recipe you are cutting down on most of the saturated fats making this dish practically fat free while still keep a lot of the "fried" taste. Some people who have tried this recipe have actually found they prefer it done in the oven rather than fried.
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