Some people make cornmeal-dusted fried GREEN tomatoes but I prefer my dad's mother's Ohio recipe which calls for highly seasoned (salt, black pepper, pinch of hot red pepper) white flour and just barely ripe beefsteak tomatoes, sliced about 3/8" thick.
Remember, we only eat this ONCE each summer.
It's just one night...and we're celebrating. Ah, summer...
............gone to the beach