Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fried Green Tomatoes

It's been the longest time since we've cooked together. It's that time of year to make fried green tomatoes! Have you ever had them? If you haven't then give them a try.

If your garden is anything like mine, you've got lots of these on the vine.

My tomato plants were looking sad, so I pulled all the remaining tomatoes off the vine and cut them back. I was left with about a dozen green tomatoes. I put them on my windowsill to ripen, some are perfect for frying up. The odd looking tomato on the left is too green. It's hard and dark green, not suitable for frying yet.

The tomato on the right with just a touch of pink/red around the top is perfect.

In a shallow pan, slightly beat one egg. Cut a couple tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Mix together equal parts of flour and corn meal, a little salt, pepper and a dash of cayenne and place in a dinner plate OR use a packaged mixture for frying fish. I like this one because it's already seasoned and has a little bite to it.

Dip the tomato slices into the egg mixture and then dredge in the flour/cornmeal mixture. Fry in oil on medium high heat until brown on both sides.

Drain on paper towels.

Serve hot.

The cornmeal makes them crunchy and good. I like mine salted well.

I served my fried green tomatoes with beef brisket slices and my favorite beans-right-out-of-the-can.

I'm sure it's the bourbon that makes them so good.

Have a great day everyone. Fry some green tomatoes!!!


Ang. said...

Great timing! I was just thinking yesterday I need to revisit fried green tomatoes. We tried them years ago and found them sort of blah. I had no idea that they could be too green. That maybe was the problem. I will try them again in a few weeks when our tomatoes are done for.

Leslie T. said...

Oh yum!

bv said...

we love fried green tomatoes ! i carefully followed your step-by-step. i am guessing the bourbon goes direstly in the cook? works for me.

Snappy Di said...

You know, as good as tomatoes look, I just can't get them past that funny looking little thing that hangs down in the back of my throat. They. just. wont. go. down.


Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Suzanne, Thank you for this post!!! Years ago I saw the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" but had never heard of eating them that way! I have always wanted to try them, but have never actually made them! This is perfect. I will try them tonight for supper. (: Vicki

Kitty said... of the best end-of-the-garden treats!

Steph said...

I love fried green tomatoes. Unfortunately they don't really love Lance, so I don't make them too often!


I love, love, love FGT. And I love that movie. You could have written that and Fannie Flagg; like peas and carrots. LPxo