Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Fried Green Tomatoes

 Well, it's that fabulous time of the year....the time when there is beautiful produce everywhere, waiting to be brought home and cooked up or preserved with love.......
I went by my brother-in-law, Cal's greenhouse this morning.  Wow, he has a green thumb!!
There were loads of green tomatoes ripening on the vines, so I took a few photos..... and a few tomatoes..ha ha
I wanted to try something a little different, so I dug out a recipe for fried green tomatoes.
 These green beauties were just begging to be taken home by me......


 They are so easy to prepare....
They cook really fast....


 Our lunch consisted of fried green tomatoes with some homemade salsa
 and a dollop of light sour cream.........
Here's my recipe...
Fried Green Tomatoes

6 large green tomatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 eggs
1/2  cup buttermilk (I use 1/2 cup milk with 1 tablespoon of vinegar)
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
cooking oil of your choice

In a large frying pan, heat about 1/4-inch of oil over medium high heat. 
In a wide shallow bowl whisk together the eggs & buttermilk.  In a separate dish combine the corn meal, flour, cayenne, salt & pepper.  One at a time dip the tomato slices in the egg mixture then lay in the corn meal mixture and cover the tomato completely with the coating..
Once the oil is hot, add the coated tomatoes to the hot oil being sure not over crowd the pan. Cook the tomatoes until golden brown on both sides, trying to only turn one time once the bottom side is cooked and golden. Remove from the pan and place the tomato slices on a wire cooling rack which is covered with a paper towels.  Season with salt.  Serve hot, warm or cold, any way you eat them they are delicious!


 Try some of your own and let me know how it turned out!!!!!