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4 large green tomatoes
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup plain white cornmeal
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
Vegetable or peanut oil
Thousand Island Dressing
1. Preheat oven to 200°. Cut tomatoes into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle both sides of tomatoes evenly with salt and pepper.

2. Pour buttermilk into a shallow dish or pie plate. Stir together cornmeal, Creole seasoning, and 1 cup flour in another shallow dish or pie plate.

3. Dredge tomatoes in remaining 1 cup flour. Dip tomatoes in buttermilk, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.

4. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a large cast-iron skillet; heat over medium heat to 350°. Fry tomatoes, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to a wire rack; keep warm in a 200° oven until ready to serve.

5. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve with Thousand Island Dressing.