Oven-fried Tomatillos


  • 1 lb. tomatillos (about 12 medium), husks removed, rinsed, and cut into ½-inch slices

  • ¼ c. flour

  • ¼ tsp. salt

  • ¼ tsp. ground pepper

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning (or ¼ tsp. each of paprika, onion powder, oregano, and cayenne pepper)

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 ¼ c. panko breadcrumbs (or substitute regular breadcrumbs)



Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 425°F.  Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray (or lightly brush with olive oil).  Combine flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Cajun seasoning in a shallow dish.  In another dish, lightly beat the eggs.  Place the breadcrumbs in a third dish.  Dredge each tomatillo slice in flour, then dip in the egg, and finally coat both sides with breadcrumbs; place on prepared baking sheet.  Spray each slice with cooking spray (or lightly brush with olive oil) and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown, flipping once halfway through.  Serve with ketchup for dipping, if desired.