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Fried Heirloom Tomatoes by Carrie McCully, Host of upcoming Food Network's Chef Hunter

posted Jun 26, 2011, 3:07 PM by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald   [ updated Jun 26, 2011, 3:37 PM ]
Fried Heirloom Tomatoes
Strolling thru the Santa Monica Farmers Market on a beautiful sunny June day with my friend, Carrie McCully, we came across these beautiful Heirloom Tomatoes.  She scooped them up and created this updated version of Fried Green Tomatoes.    Simply Delicious!   Watch for her new show, Chef Hunter, on Food Network this fall!

3 large Heirloom Tomatoes, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
2 cups Greek Yogurt
½ cup Milk
1 cup Cornmeal
1 cup Flour
1 tbsp. Cayenne Pepper
1 tbsp. Salt
Chives, coarsely chopped
2 cups Grape seed Oil

1. 3 Large firm heirloom tomatoes cut into 1/2 inch slices:
2.Soak in milk thinned Greek Yogurt:
3.Flour in batter of cornmeal, flour, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper:
4.Heat oil until bubbling hot. Fry until both sides are crispy and brown. Drain on paper towels and garnish with chives.:
5.Serve hot!

3 servings
6 slices