This has been a standard in our house for the past 30 plus years. We have fresh tomatoes in the spring and fall.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Sprinkle seasoning salt on both sides of tomato slices, then dredge in the 1/2 cup of flour. Place tomatoes in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, turning once. Keep tomatoes warm.

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  • Add the 2 tablespoons of flour to the oil and cook over medium heat, stirring until smooth, about one minute. Gradually pour in the half and half, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in the brown sugar, salt and pepper. Spoon gravy over the tomato slices and serve immediately.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

110 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 15.7g 5% DV; fat 4.5g 7% DV; cholesterol 11.2mg 4% DV; sodium 165.8mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2003
I made this for lunch one day and I did modify it a bit based on personal taste preferences. First of all I double-dipped the tomato slices...flour egg wash (1 egg w/some milk) and then flour again. It created more of a crunchy texture which I really love. For the gravy I only added about a teaspoon of brown sugar because 2 Tbsp. seems like an awful lot. I guess it's a matter of taste but I liked it with less sugar. But it turned out very good and I will make it again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/01/2008
I have cooked these tomatoes for years! My great grandmom did it and then my g mom and my mom now me! I do them a little different more italian taste no sugar...garlic onion salt! My grandmom always said the key was to get the first batch really dark...makes all the difference in the world! yumm Read More
(19)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2003
I made this for lunch one day and I did modify it a bit based on personal taste preferences. First of all I double-dipped the tomato slices...flour egg wash (1 egg w/some milk) and then flour again. It created more of a crunchy texture which I really love. For the gravy I only added about a teaspoon of brown sugar because 2 Tbsp. seems like an awful lot. I guess it's a matter of taste but I liked it with less sugar. But it turned out very good and I will make it again! Read More
(27)
Rating: 1 stars
07/31/2008
I have cooked these tomatoes for years! My great grandmom did it and then my g mom and my mom now me! I do them a little different more italian taste no sugar...garlic onion salt! My grandmom always said the key was to get the first batch really dark...makes all the difference in the world! yumm Read More
(19)
Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2003
I remembered fried red tomatoes and gravy that my mom used to make and was excited to see this recipe. It wasn't quite what I remembered. The brown sugar made the gravy way too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2003
This was a very strange side dish. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good. It was also very sweet. Different but I won't be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2010
I saute'd a sliced onion in oil first then placed in same pan with saute'd tomatoes. I breaded tomatoes with Italian bread crumbs before frying and mixed 2 T cornstarch to half and half before adding to skillet after removing tomatoes. Very substantial dish and a good way to use tomatoes that are ripe Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2005
The flavor was good but the tomatoes turned out mushy. I think I'll try this again with fresh slightly green garden tomatoes this summer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2014
My grandmom made this for years then my mom and now me! The only 2 changes I make is no brown sugar and add a little spicy brown mustard to the sauce for a great tang! Yummy with a ham slice and corn fritters. Read More
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