Crunchy Cornmeal Tomatoes w/ Spicy Mayo


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1 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon hot sauce

1 teaspoon minced chives

1 cup yellow cornmeal plus extra if needed

1 teaspoon salt

4 Backyard Farms Tomatoes on the Vine, stems removed and each tomato cut into ¼ inch thick rounds

1 cup buttermilk

½ cup vegetable oil


Combine the mayonnaise, hot sauce and chives in a small bowl and set aside.  Combine the cornmeal and salt together and spread on a dish or baking sheet.

Coat each tomato slice in the buttermilk then coat both sides in cornmeal. Set the slices aside on a baking sheet. Use more cornmeal and salt if need be.

In a non-stick sauté pan heat the oil until it begins to shimmer. Add the tomato slices a few at a time and brown well on each side. Drain on paper towels. Place the slices on a serving platter and pass the mayo.