Thickly slice your tomatoes to make 8 slices, 1/2 inch thick each.
pour buttermilk into a shallow bowl.
In another shallow bowl whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, if using, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper to combine.
Heat several inches of oil in a deep fryer or Dutch oven to 350F. If using a skillet, heat about 1/4 inch oil in a large skillet until shimmering. Note: if using a skillet you'll have to add more oil as necessary.
Dunk the tomatoes in the buttermilk,
Then dredge in the cornmeal mixture to coat well.
Fry the slices, working in batches, until golden on one side, then flip and cook until golden on the other side. This should take about 2 minutes in the deep fryer, and perhaps a little longer in a skillet, depending on how hot your oil is.
Drain the tomatoes on paper towels and serve hot, with your favorite hot sauce, or my horseradish dipping sauce.
to make dipping sauce
Blend the ingredients together with a fork and taste to adjust.
Serving: 2slices | Calories: 225kcal
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/fried-green-tomatoes/ August 2, 2021