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Not-Fried Tomatoes

This healthier take on the quintessential Southern dish uses crushed cornflakes in place of cornmeal to create a crunchy crust without a drop a oil.

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  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Makes 4 cups
Not-Fried Tomatoes

Photography: Andrew Purcell

Source: Everyday Food, September 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 5 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds firm tomatoes (any color), cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • Lemon wedges or ranch dressing, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place wire racks in rimmed baking sheets. Place flour, eggs, and cornflakes in three separate shallow dishes and season each with salt and pepper. Stir cayenne into flour mixture. Coat each tomato slice first in flour, then eggs, then cornflakes, pressing lightly to adhere. Arrange tomatoes in a single layer on racks and bake until deep golden brown, about 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Serve with lemon wedges or ranch dressing.

Cook's Note

Firm, tangy green tomatoes are really just underripe regular tomatoes, which soften when cooked. They're the traditional choice for a crisp coating, but we also used red and yellow ones in this recipe for a colorful mix.

Reviews (1)

  • Allybean 4 Oct, 2012

    Easy & quick; generally good but I will use panko brd crumbs next time - to "corny".

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