Panko breadcrumbs give these fried green tomatoes a nice crunch while the salty flavor of the parmesan balances the tart of the tomatoes themselves very nicely.
2 large green tomatoes
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
5 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
1/3-1/2 cup all purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
You will also need:
Large cast iron or other heavy skillet/frying pan
Slice the tomatoes into about 1/2 inch slices. Place in a bowl and cover with buttermilk. Let stand at room temperature while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Place flour in a shallow container and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Combine panko breadcrumbs, italian breadcrumbs and shredded parmesan in a shallow container. Combine well and also season to taste with salt and pepper.
Bring about 1 inch of oil up to about 350-375 degrees F.
Dredge the buttermilk soaked tomato slices through the flour, back into the buttermilk, then coat with the breadcrumb/parmesan mixture. Fry until golden brown, turning once and being careful to not knock off the breading.
Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!
Soak the green tomato slices in the buttermilk.
Once you’re ready to fry, dredge the slices through flour, dip back in the buttermilk, coat with panko breadcrumb/parmesan mixture, then place in the hot oil until golden brown.