Sassy Fried Green Tomatoes
1 cup self-rising yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning 1 cup whole buttermilk 4 large firm green tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices Vegetable or peanut oil for frying
Directions In a shallow dish, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, and Creole seasoning. In a separate bowl, place buttermilk. Dip tomato slices in buttermilk; dredge in cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess. In a large skillet, pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch; heat to 375F. Fry tomato slices, in batches, 4-5 minutes per side or until golden brown. Drain on wire rack over paper towels. Make6 6 servings.