Slice the green tomatoes
into thick rounds, about 3 slices per tomato. Cover the bottom of a large crock or canister with one layer of the rounds. Then cover the tomatoes with a thick layer of salt. Place another layer of tomato rounds and salt on top and continue to layer until you reach the top of the crock or canister. Cover the top layer with a round piece of wood topped with a heavy rock or brick to weigh down the tomatoes. The rock will push the water out of the tomatoes and create a natural salt brine
In 3 weeks, the tomatoes will be compressed halfway down the crock. Taste one tomato to determine how salty it is. If the tomatoes are unbearably salty, they need more time to brine in the crock. Continue tasting them over the next few days, and when they begin tasting less salty, they are ready to be cooked.
Remove the tomatoes from the crock and wash them off to get rid of the excess salt. Flour the tomatoes on both sides and then, dip them in the egg wash
. Then dip the tomatoes in the Homemade Breadcrumbs. Pour the canola oil
in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, shallow fry
a few rounds of tomatoes at a time until they are browned and crispy on both sides.