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Panko Fried Green Tomatoes

Panko bread crumbs have a coarser texture than ordinary bread crumbs, which you can also use to coat the tomatoes. However, the panko crumbs will give them a uniquely light and crispy texture. —Jacquelynne Stine, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 5 medium green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Salt

Directions

  • In three separate shallow bowls, place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs. Dip tomatoes in flour, then in eggs; coat with bread crumbs.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry tomatoes, a few at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
3 piece: 227 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.

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