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Fried Red Tomatoes

Fried Red Tomatoes


  • 4 large ripe tomatoes (each about 8 ounces)
  • 2/3 cup polenta (coarse cornmeal)*
  • 2/3 cup fine yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

Recipe Preparation

  • Cut thin slice from each end of each tomato. Discard ends. Cut each tomato crosswise into 3 thick slices.

  • Mix polenta, fine cornmeal, Parmesan cheese, cayenne and salt in medium bowl. Dredge tomato slices thoroughly in cornmeal mixture. Transfer to plate.

  • Pour enough oil into heavy large skillet to reach depth of 1/4 inch. Heat oil over medium heat. Working in 2 batches, add tomatoes and cook until crisp and golden, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer tomatoes to paper towels; drain. Transfer tomatoes to platter and serve.

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