Crunchy Fried Tomatoes

4 firm ripe or green medium tomatoes
1 egg, beaten
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup butter or margarine
salt and pepper
4 servings
Cut tomatoes into 3/4" slices.
Dip into egg and then into crumbs.
Melt butter in large skillet.
Add tomato slices and cook until golden brown on each side.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.