Slice green tomatoes 1/4 inch thick. If you prefer your fried green tomatoes super-crispy, slice them a little thinner.
Prepare three bowls (or pie plates) as follows: Bowl 1: Mix Wondra, paprika, and garlic salt. Bowl 2: Whisk together eggs and buttermilk.Bowl 3: Mix Wondra, masa harina, panko crumbs, kosher salt, white pepper, and paprika.
Dip each tomato slice first into the flour mixture in Bowl 1, coating both sides. Then dip into Bowl 2, and finally into bowl 3. Gently shake off any excess breading mixture, and place the coated tomato on a plate.
Continue breading tomato slices until all are coated. Place on plate or cooling rack until all tomatoes have been breaded. DO NOT Stack or overlap breaded tomatoes before your fry them.
Carefully prepare the area before you begin frying the battered tomatoes. Always make sure that the work surface you are frying on is stable. Add oil to skillet until it is ⅛-¼ inch deep. Preheat oil in skillet to 340° [171°C].For crisp frying, oil must maintain a temperature of 325-340F° [162°-171°C] throughout the cooking process.I usually set the temperature of my electric skillet to 350F° [177°C] when it’s heating up, and drop it down a few degrees to about 335° when the tomatoes are actively frying.
Using a fork, gently slide each breaded tomato into oil.
Fry the breaded tomatoes for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown on one side.
Using tongs or a fork, carefully flip and fry for another 3 minutes, or until dark golden brown.
Remove from hot oil and allow to cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with kosher salt to taste.
Paprika choice can dramatically influence the flavor of your tomatoes. I prefer using a mild smoked paprika. If you want a little more heat, use a hotter paprika.
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