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Fried Red Tomatoes

Yield 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 12 slices bread
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 large firm tomatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • Sugar

How to Make It

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; drain well. Crumble and set aside. Reserve drippings in skillet.

  2. Cut each bread slice with a 3 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Toast bread rounds on each side, and set aside.

  3. Combine flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. Dredge 12 of the largest tomato slices in flour mixture; reserve smaller tomato slices for other uses.

  4. Heat reserved drippings over medium heat; add dredged tomato slices, and cook until golden brown, turning once. Sprinkle sugar evenly over slices.

  5. Place fried tomatoes on toast rounds, and sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately.

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