Unripe Fried Tomato Recipe
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
½ cup bacon grease
3 medium-size green tomatoes, cut into 1/3-inch slices
Combine egg and buttermilk; set aside.
Combine 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, cornmeal, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl or pan.
Dredge tomato slices in remaining 1/4 cup flour; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.
Heat the bacon grease over medium heat. Carefully add tomatoes, in batches, into hot grease, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels or a rack. Sprinkle hot tomatoes with salt.
Note: bacon grease burns easily so adjust heat as necessary.