Grandma’s Fried Tomatoes
This is my grandmother’s fried tomato recipe. If followed carefully, these delicate fried tomatoes will come out sweet and tender on the inside, and slightly crusty and crunchy on the outside. Delicious!
1 1/2 red tomatoes, ripe but firm
2 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup white flour and/or matzoh meal
salt and pepper, to taste
Cut tomatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices.
Place 1/2 of the butter into a large, heavy frying pan and turn on high flame.
When the butter is melted, dredge each tomato slice through the flour. Both sides should be coated.
Place tomato slices in single layer in frying pan and cook on high till underside of the tomatoes is blackened. Turn tomatoes over.
Break the remaining butter into little pieces and drop the pieces between the tomato slices. Allow to melt. Shake the pan so that each tomato slice glides through the additional butter.
Continue to fry on high until the bottoms of the tomatoes are medium brown. Reduce heat and continue cooking until the centers of the tomatoes are very tender and the outsides have blackened.
Sprinkle very generously with salt and pepper and serve right away.