4 large green tomatoes, cut into 1/8-inch slices
1/2 c. fresh goat cheese (chevre)
2 T. minced scallions
1 c. dry bread crumbs
2 beaten eggs
1 c. all-purpose flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Combine the cheese and scallions. Use your hands to roll the cheese into several large, tablespoon-size clumps. With your palm heel or fingertips, roll one clump at a time into a thin layer between two pieces of wax paper. Place these flattened layers onto half of the tomatoes, then cover each cheese-covered slice with another slice, making little thin sandwiches, pressing down gently.
Dredge tomatoes in flour, then the beaten egg, then the bread crumbs.
On the stove top, heat oil, at a depth of roughly 1/2-inch, to 360 degrees in an electric skillet or deep-sided fry pan. Fry the green tomatoes until browned on both sides. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve with the sauce below.
Garden Dipping Sauce
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sour cream
2 T. lemon juice
2 T. minced parsley
1 t. ground white pepper
2 T. minced chives
1 t. Spice Islands Beau Monde seasoning (a killer celery spice blend)
Combine all ingredients and serve with the tomatoes.