Personally, I don't care for fried green tomatoes, unless we're talking about the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes". Here's a red fried tomatoes recipe I came up with.
Mix together the 5 tsp. of olive oil, basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Spread mixture on cut side of each tomato half.
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in small skillet over medium low heat. Place tomatoes, mixture side down, in the skillet and cover. Simmer for 3 minutes, turn over and sprinkle each half with 1 heaping tsp. of the cheese. Cover and simmer 2 more minutes.
Serve immediately but tasty at room temperature, too.
This looks great. I'm going to try it with the tomatoes I just bought. Here's one that my grandma taught me:
sliced tomatoes (fairly thick slices)
Dredge in mixture of flour, salt and a little bit of black pepper. Also sprinkle with a tiny pinch of sugar on each side.
Cook in a little bit of oil in a frying pan till nicely browned on each side (the sugar helps with the browning and adds a great sweetness to them!)
linguistmarcie, I am going to try your gramma's recipe, too! :-)
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