Fried Dream Tomatoes


2 Backyard Farms beefsteak tomatoes

1 large egg

1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1 teaspoon salt

Grinding black pepper

Vegetable oil for frying

Balsamic glaze


  1. Cut each tomato into four ¼-inch thick round slices and lay them in a single row on paper towels. Set aside.
  2. In a shallow bowl, beat the egg with a fork; stir in the basil. Set aside.
  3. In another shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, almonds, salt and pepper.
  4. Coat each tomato slice in the egg, allowing the excess to drip off; coat each slice on both sides in the breadcrumb mixture and place the slices in a single row on a baking sheet or platter. At this point, the tomatoes can be placed uncovered in the refrigerator until ready to fry.
  5. When ready to fry, coat a frying pan with a thin layer of oil; when it is hot, add the tomatoes a few at a time and fry them until golden on both sides.
  6. Transfer them to a serving dish. Serve each with a few drops of balsamic glaze.