Breaded Tomatoes

Why should green tomatoes have all the fun?

Think of these as a cross between fried green tomatoes and eggplant Parmesan.

Breaded Tomatoes

  • 3 large ripe tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • mozzarella
  • olive oil

Cut the tomatoes in thick slices, about a 1/2 inch each. Place beaten egg in one shallow dish and the breadcrumbs and seasoning in another. Grease a 9 by 13 pan and preheat the oven to 350. Heat enough oil in a frying pan to coat the bottom. Dip each tomato slice in the egg, then the breadcrumbs to coat. Brown in the frying pan and then transfer to the prepared pan, working in batches and adding more oil as needed. Once all the tomatoes are done, top each with a slice of mozzarella. Bake until the cheese is melted and tomatoes are tender, about 5-8 minutes.

From the archives: There’s just something about putting a little heat to tomatoes. We linked to Kristy’s fried green tomatoes over at Eat, Play, Love above. Ours are below. (Please ignore how much prettier hers are.)

Shoot for golden, not blackened.

And one more from our recent files:

The name is kind of self-explanatory right?

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30 Responses to Breaded Tomatoes

  1. Green tomatoes remain a mystery to me, save as a film title. I’m not sure if they are unripe tomatoes or a type of tomato. The batter in the picture, delicious as it looks, hides any answer to that question:)

  2. I tried the fried green tomatoes and I enjoyed them, but I think I would enjoy these more! Heavy on the cheese please for me 🙂

  3. I’ve got to remember the eggs when my main crop tomatoes start coming in. Hubby will go nuts over that one!

  4. Yes please.
    🙂 Mandy

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    Just when I thought that you guys couldn’t do another amazing tomato recipe and BAM, here you present yet another. Not a huge fried eater, but I think this might work in the oven.
    You make me regret not having planted tomatoes this year.

  6. This is pure torture. Can you hold off showing those yummy pictures for just a could of more days until I head to the states…I am having tomato cravings and not one homegrown in all of hong Kong.

  7. Kristy says:

    Could it get better than a cross between fried green tomatoes and eggplant parm. Mmmm. And I am truly flattered for the shout out from two Southerners (not to mention good cooks) on my fried green tomatoes. There may be hope for this Yankee yet! Now to just figure out how to perfect my grits. 😉

  8. Mad Dog says:

    They look fantastic, as do the aubergines 😉

  9. ambrosiana says:

    Tomatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients there are. I love them and would eat them all year round!! This one is a good one Greg!!

  10. Amazing! Congrats buddy! And great pics as always!

  11. ChgoJohn says:

    I’m loving this series, Greg, and today’s recipe is no exception.

  12. Carolyn Chan says:

    Crunchy on the outside gooey and sweet and savory on the inside. Perfection!

  13. ceciliag says:

    I would love those fried tomatoes, we have some pretty big ones coming into the kitchen now too ..I might make these tonight, trouble is i have no idea what else to make.. can you pop over and cook up a storm in MY kitchen! c

  14. Yum. We’ve been doing a lot of fried green tomatoes lately. The critters won’t stay out of my garden! Might as well cook em up early.

  15. FYI – I moved over to so I’m not showing up in the wp feeds anymore 😦

  16. I like this mix/riff on the parmigiana! Tasty.

  17. Charles says:

    I just discovered fried green tomatoes the other day for the first time. Dear God – how did it take me so long to try these? Why did no-one tell me how freaking delicious they were??? I was thinking the same thing… that I’d try with red tomatoes, especially since green toms are a rarity here. Like the idea of the little chunk o’ cheese on top!

  18. thequickanddirtycook says:

    Tomatoes (I can eat at any meal, any day) with an Italian spin and Southern inspiration … Love it!

  19. What yummy looking tomatoes.

  20. That looks like fritters that Asian recipe consists of…

  21. Those made my mouth water!

  22. Courtney says:

    Yum!! Can not wait for our tomatoes to start producing – we have little green ones just starting to grow!

  23. nrhatch says:

    What a delicious looking dish! 😀

  24. Pingback: Sunday Suppers: Tomato Time Part Two | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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