|1½ pounds||Med. to lg. very green tomatoes (about 3)|
|1¼ teaspoon||Black pepper|
|1 teaspoon||Salt 3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper|
|½ teaspoon||Garlic powder|
|1 cup||All-purpose flour|
|½ teaspoon||Baking powder Vegetable oil for frying|
Slice tomatoes ¼ inch thick. Place slices on a flat surface in a single layer. Combine black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper and garlic powder thoroughly; sprinkle evenly on both sides of each tomato slice, pressing seasoning in with hands and using it all. Let tomato slices sit at least 15 minutes. Combine flour and baking powder. In a large skillet, heat oil ½ inch deep over medium heat until hot.
Just before frying, dredge each tomato slice thoroughly in the flour.
Shake off excess and fry slices in a single layer in the hot oil until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes total. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately. Submitted By BARRY WEINSTEIN On 03-16-95