Friday, October 26, 2007

Fried Green Tomatoes

I love the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" I own it, I watch it - it's a great story. So, when you think about it, I've seen them eat their fried green tomatoes quite a few times and my mouth waters every time. This week I finally decided to take the leap and make them myself. I looked up the recipe online and got to work! Boy did they smell good! I was imagining the first bite....yummy southern deep-fried goodness MMmmmmm! Well, with the first bite I realized that I was dreaming of some kind of krunchy sweetness, ummmm no. For anyone wondering, fried green tomatoes taste kind of like fried squash. Except, depending on the tomato, you get a strong or mild tartness. They were okay, just not what my imaginiation had been planning on. Ahhh the power of the mind! :)

If anyone's interested, here is the recipe I used, although I think switching up the milk for buttermilk might taste better...I just didn't have any on hand.

Fried Green Tomatoes

3 medium, firm green tomatoes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
2 beaten eggs
2/3 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

1. Cut unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2 inch clices. Sprinkle slices with salt and pepper. Let stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, place flour, milk, eggs and cornmeal 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 cornmeal. 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.


MommyKnows said...

Might have to give that a try!

Patriot said...

YUM - you're making me hungry!

New giveaway this week for American made toys! Come on over to check it out - and spread the word!

Have a fantastic week!!

Debo Hobo said...

Yummy, fried green tomatoes both the movie and the appetizer are great!

Katy said...

i don't like tomatoes...but i LOVE the movie Fried Green Tomatoes!!! :)