Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fried Green Tomatoes

Wednesday is Farmer’s Market day for me.  This Wednesday I was lucky enough to find some nice green tomatoes mixed in with all of the beautiful ripe ones.  I bought some up and made us some Fried Green Tomatoes for a snack yesterday afternoon.  I kept it nice and simple because I knew the tomatoes would be delicious…

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And they were…

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Fried Green Tomatoes (Simply Recipes)

Ingredients

3 medium, firm green tomatoes
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (seasoned with salt and pepper)
1/4 cup milk
2 beaten eggs
2/3 cup fine cornmeal
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Method

1 Cut unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Sprinkle slices with salt and pepper. Let tomato slices stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, place flour, milk, eggs, and bread crumbs in separate shallow dishes.

2 Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Dip tomato slices in milk, then flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs. In the skillet, fry half of the coated tomato slices at a time, for 4-6 minutes on each side or until brown. As you cook the rest of the tomatoes, add olive oil as needed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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8 comments:

Dharm said...

This is something i've wanted to try for a long time. Finding green tomatoes over here is a real challenge though. Yours look super!

Bellini Valli said...

When at the market last..in October here in the Great White North.. one of the stalls made fried green tomato sandwiches with melted brie.....heaven!!!!!!!!!

A Year on the Grill said...

loved the book... "There's just something about the sauce"

Bob said...

I've never had FGT, but I've always wanted to try them. Yours look great!

Janice said...

I've never had fried green tomatoes before. I'll keep my eyes out for green tomatoes and will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing

Teresa said...

I love fried green tomatoes! My current favorite is to add in a little garam masala and then serve with some mango chutney! I wonder if I can find any green tomatoes around here this time of year> Hmmm....

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

A southern treat for sure! I have never made these - but they look great!

Zia Elle said...

Good idea for a winter snack!!
Here in Rome (Italy) you can find green tomatos almost every time during the year.....
Nice your blog Judy!! I will follow you!